I've had this house on backlog for a while, I was hesitant to introduce a tree with so much character amongst stark and plain homes. After my last piece I felt more confident to add that flora touch to the series.
Cypress trees are all over San Francisco notably in Land's End, Fort Funston, The Richmond, and The Sunset. Simplifying it down to minimal line details, and adapting it to a straight ahead and directly above light source were my main goals. Those trees get thrashed, whipped, and transformed by heavy onshore wind, so taking their frayed tips to account was a challenge.
I already started tweaking some of the shadows but otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it.