Tree portrait in pen & ink #1

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Pen & ink, 9 x 6 1/4

This drawing was done in Central Park, NYC quite a few years ago. I would take some time to go to the park and draw trees after painting class at the National Academy. It was a pleasant way to pass the time and I learned a lot about how to use pen and ink and, of course, how to draw trees in a way that is satisfying.

Trees can be difficult for me because they have such a dense mass of details. My solution is to focus on part of the tree rather than capture all of it.

Later, as you will see, I made a series of tree portraits in pen and ink.

This is drawn on bristol board using walnut ink and measures 9″ x 6″.

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