|5/9/16 ink, watercolor, colored pencil|
You’ve seen me sketch this tree before. It’s one that I like to draw with brush pens and even calligraphy pens because those asymmetrical, feathery branches seem to call for them. It’s also very handy on days like today when I knew I’d be busy with appointments and errands and wouldn’t have time to get out for a “proper” sketch: I just walked out on our second-floor deck. (I could also sketch it from the “throne” in our downstairs bathroom, but the deck was definitely sunnier and more pleasant on this beautiful day.)
After I finished the large tree, I was about to go back inside when I saw the nice shadow cast by the tiny tree across the street. I see this type of tree everywhere, but as usual, I don’t know its name. Right now, it’s covered with white trefoil-shaped blossoms.
|5/9/16 brush pen, white gel pen|