Material used: Color pencils
Description of Pink Cherry Blossoms:
This is a color pencil pink cherry blossom drawing that I did over cotton paper. There are several cherry blossoms in focus in the middle with branches blurred in the background. The entire background has shades of green, purple, and blue.
Inspiration for Pink Cherry Blossoms:
I was inspired to do this pink cherry blossom drawing because of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. This festival happens once a year between April and May where 3,000 pink cherry blossom trees bloom simultaneously on the National Mall and Tidal Basin area. It is an amazing sight to see! These cherry blossom trees were given as gift from Japan to the US in 1912 as a gesture to bring the two countries closer together. The cherry blossom or Sakura is Japan’s national flower symbolizing renewal of life and celebration of blooming. Next year it will be the 100th year anniversary of these beautiful pink cherry blossom trees. I think everyone should visit DC during the cherry blossom festival at least once in their lifetime to see these beautiful blossoming trees!