As an artist we are always looking for beauty in small ordinary things around us. My last
leaf sketch inspired me to do another one.
This particular leaf had developed a few cavities between the veins which added to the interest.
The lower edge had curled up. As the leaf was in its drying up stage the veins stood out
prominently creating slight depth around it.
What I enjoy about doing these sketches is the "Instant Gratification" that it provides. The
sketching of this kind requires the use of just a few pencils and an eraser. There is no mess of brushes, oil, palette, water etc. My work area remains clutter free. In a very short time the
suspense gets over. The final outcome is either as per the visualization that you made up in the
mind OR it needs little working on it or change of technique.
Charcoal and white soft pastel pencil on Canson paper.
Size 4" X 5"
"The only time I feel alive is when I am painting." By Vincent Van Gogh