Based on last night's color charts, I explored Chromium Oxide for the rosemary needles. Working clockwise, I first tried to form needles by shadowing with red. Next, the red was mixed with green for a brown. Lastly, a less aggressive mix for a subdued and darkened green. No conclusions at this time. For now, it's simply try and observe. Perhaps all techniques will have a place.
Stem coloring is a whole other trip. There are lots of colors as well as a slightly pubescent coating.
Also on the agenda is studies on needle shape and placement.
I like the relaxed nature of these exercises. I'm taking the opportunity to work in a component-based fashion, confident that all the pieces can come together. Very fun stuff! :-)