A quick study in ink
This is in soft pastels
A copy of a drawing done by Vincent Van Gogh in charcoal.
Check and log
How many different tree types have you drawn?
Oak, pine, fir, copper beech, silver birch, cherry, ash, horse chestnut tree, Cedar of Lebanon.
What techniques did you use to distinguish each type?
From the leaf, fruit, trunk, bark. I have a book on trees bought from Kew Gardens many years ago.
What did you do to convey the mass of foliage?
Using a grazing stroke with different tonal values and different directional strokes. With ink, I just dabbed in a few leaves.
How did you handle light on trees? Was it successful?
Kept the area where light falls very light. I think so yes. The branches, etc seem to have depth.
Did you manage to select and simplify? Look at your drawings and make notes on how you did this and what could you do better?
I think so. I love trees and enjoy being amongst them. I tried to look for unusual interesting shapes.
I could have added a little more detail, but its very time consuming when using pencil.