Last spring, i drew cherry blossoms, but the drawing was careful tight. This time I wanted to loosen up a bit, and to test the paper in the new Handbook sketchbook. I began this by wetting the paper and splattering paint from the end of the brush on to the page. I did it 3 times as the paper dried to try and get some depth of colour. I let the paint spread and flow as it wanted (that's one of the best things about water colours). I lightly drew in branches and randomly added darker flowers. I accentuated with white gel pen and black ink. It's different from my usual, but it was fun.
Cherry blossoms are truly a sign of spring, before the leaves are even out on the trees. It brings hope after the long, barren winter. Surely, the universe is unfolding as it should.