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″.