I wanted to try out my new Caran D'Ache watersoluble wax pastel crayons, and what better subject that my favorite tree? Exactly. And to complete the sketch, I found this quote from Hal Borland. The quote was a perfect compliment, especially using Pilot Isoshizuku chiku-rin ("Bamboo Forest" yellow green) ink (written with Brause 361 "Blue Pumkin" nib).
Watersoluble crayons and chiku-rin (Isoshizuku) ink on 180lbs paper
The Brause No. 361 "Blue Pumpkin" nib with Brause Bandzug italic nib reservoir attached.