Washington’s famous cherry blossoms may be in the Tidal Basin—but pockets of cherry trees can be found all over. We’re bringing you a daily video portrait of cherry trees around the region—and asking you to share blossoms in your neighborhood. You can also see more of our coverage on Going Out Guide and learn how researchers predict peak bloom.
So often we create infographics via After Effects or Photoshop or Illustrator, I felt the urge to work with Clark to make something tangible. Plus, now we have some sweet art hanging around our cubicles!
Also of note, the beautiful artwork drawn through the video is actually Patterson Clarks’s first attempt at using soft pastels (he normally works digitally, with a Wacom pad and stylus, directly into Photoshop). Of course, he didn’t tell me this until we were done, and if he hadn’t I would have assumed he’d been sketching with pastels for years. Hope you enjoy!