Pastel Drawing Techniques : Pastel Drawing Basic Leaf Groups
Pastel Drawing Techniques : Pastel Drawing Basic Leaf Groups

Part of the challenge of doing the foliage
is that there is so much going on that it’s hard to keep it all straight. So, let’s keep
it simple. We’ve drawn that one in the center. Let’s establish the ones that are clearly
sub-visible, the ones that are nearby, like that group under this group of flowers. And
not worry about what’s going on in the background. We’ll worry about what’s going on in the background
after we’ve established the basic shapes of the primary leaf groups. That leaf group has a large area of a pure
green. And let’s establish that dark edge along the very bottom which establishes its
serrated edge. For that group. And now that we’ve established the basic shape
that it has, let’s come back in with some of the lighter values that represent where
the light is falling on it. And there’s a little light over here as well. And that’s getting pretty close. Still needs
some more highlights, still needs some more dramatic darknesses. And this green is almost blue. Some of the
veins’ patterns are visible in that darker blue. Especially where it is in that light
lit area. And then there’s that shadow. And here’s another vein area. And against every
time that there’s a vein, you can see that there’s a dark line. And there’s a highlight
as well.
One can’t exist without the other.

4 thoughts on “Pastel Drawing Techniques : Pastel Drawing Basic Leaf Groups”

  1. Swietella says:

    that is soo beatifull

  2. ficklemcpickle says:


  3. taylor12martin says:

    Very good videos by Dan'L Terry for expert village. Thabk you!

    Is there a quick way to find the order in which to watch this project's individual videos?

  4. Ann Richards says:

    This guy is the best. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *