Here’s the finished artwork in my sketchbook. If you’d like to see the work in progress, here are photos, showing different stages from initial pencil sketch with palest wash to more built-up color. You can also see the leaves I studied to paint this. For this study, I only used pencil for the initial sketch, and I worked the leaves up in watercolor from there. I like these gentle pale colors – end of summer leaves, dried crisp from lack of rain, alluding to the autumn season to come when more vibrant leaves will fall from the trees.
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