I always find it difficult to draw an impressionistic blossom tree without falling back to depict branches and the blossom in a rather symbolic or linear way. High up the tree blossoms tend to show the same values as the sky and thefore only differ colourwise. Using only black and white makes it only more difficult and that is why I spend more time on this one than the previous drawing.
I exaggerated the white in the blossom a little bit whereas I drew a couple of more branches in order to avoid ending up with an amorphous tree in a hybrid play of light and dark around it. I think now the tree showss enough depth of field now. It is a beautiful tree by the way, standing in Oosterbeek Park, near Clingendael, The Hague, Netherlands.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (14.8 x 10.5 x 0.1 cm – A6 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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