Here’s a little illustration that I have been thinking about for a while. I like circles and dark colours, especially oranges, reds and browns so this is sorta in keeping with that. I also like the ‘circle of life’ aspect as well.
I used Illustrator CS4. It’s all vector. I photographed my hand holding a soccer ball to get the bottom of the tree just right. I was going to just draw it but I figured it would be faster to photograph and trace in illustrator. The rest of the tree I just made up as I went along. Hope you like.