Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I think that Beech leaves make interesting subjects. Prominent veining, convoluted curves, long pointed buds, and little designs on the branches. I had a lot of fun with this one.

I tried to work wider and smoother tonalities and got a bit of that here, although the veins are somewhat harsh. What I think I missed was the overall sense of shadowing. I have read that it is important to not get mired in detail until things are roughed in. I think that first dropping in overall shapes and shadows will help.

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