Hummingbird shower mural - drawing the leaves

by brae  

Since my initial sketch worked well for concept and composition, I've started filling in the final colors.  I started with the leaves since I'm rather out of practice for drawing and they are the simplest part of the design.

Here's the initial sketch for comparison.  I'm coloring right over the previously drawn areas.

I did all of the leaves, including the shadowy branches, at the same time.  This gave me a better chance of having them turn out similarly.  If I did a portion of the drawing in one sitting and then another later, my technique, pressure or lighting might be different.

The flowering branches will be next, then the birds.  Once I have the drawing filled in completely, I can go back and make shading adjustments.


Comment from: April [Visitor]
This is going to be so pretty!
03/27/13 @ 17:14
Comment from: Illyria [Visitor]
Wow, can't wait to see how this will turn out. I bet it's going to be lovely! These little birds are just so adorable. And congratulations on your win yesterday! You truly deserve it, your blog is an inspiration to a lot of us. Illyria
03/28/13 @ 00:56
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
Beautiful! :D
03/28/13 @ 04:39
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]
Is there anything you can't do? It looks great!
03/28/13 @ 06:28
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :>>
03/28/13 @ 10:15
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
You're off to a good start.
03/29/13 @ 12:50

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