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This one I drew rapidly first, then just brushed a bit of a wash over the leaves and the fruit. This would have benefited from a better grade paper, to hold the color better.
And this one I started with the painting, then touched it up with the pen drawing. I like both ways of going, and it's interesting to vary them and see what happens. It changes the way you see.
And I used a round sable and a flat sable, no sponge brush today.
This cherry tree has featured in many artworks -- stitchings, drawings, paintings. It's one of those interesting models you keep coming back to. Amazing that the old branches, broken and battered from storms and old age, are still bearing heavily.