Nature Sketching Day 3 – Sycamore Leaf

Each day I’ve picked what I think will be a simple subject. Today’s was a single sycamore leaf with no effort to include background, foreground or any other difficult or distracting thing.

Then as I settled in and began my art I entered the deep observation mode. Did you know there are hundreds of tiny clearly visible veins in a single leaf? There’s no way I’d have time to draw all those details in the short amount of time allotted to this task. So I decided to worry about the main ones and focus more on color.

So color is another issue altogether.

Turned out that my simple leaf wasn’t so simple after all. Perhaps nothing ever is.

Wild Ozark Nature Journal Day 3- Yellow Sycamore Leaf
Wild Ozark Nature Journal Day 3- Yellow Sycamore Leaf

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