A Leaf A Day in May

Leaf 3

I know the heading says 'A leaf a day in May' but unfortunately life intervened on Wednesday and while I had selected my subject and done a quick sketch to set up the work, was unable to work further until Thursday.

As a result the drawing is not only a leaf but some interesting seed pods as well which sort of makes up for doing the work over 2 days I think!

first pass in colour and some work on the shadows

first pass in colour and some work on the shadows

a little more tonal work and some detail on the seed pods

a little more tonal work and some detail on the seed pods