I'm making graphics for a site that require me to draw a tree trunk along the site of the web page. I already have a large amount of graphics and a flash video on the page so I want to minimise the file size this image. I had the idea that I could draw the outer part of the tree myself and place this small image around a rectangular vector I could create in Dreamweaver. As this rectangle would be mono-colour it would load in the browser instantly and the browser would then only have to load the small image file for the outer part of the trunk. Does this seem it a good idea or is it more hassle than its worth?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!