Botanical artist, Wendy Hollander, led us through her steps to create volume and 3D effect using nothing but graphite, colored pencil and watercolor pencil.
Botanical artists don't put in shadows (why is that - does anyone know?), but I put in the shadows for my little acorns.
I didn't finish the leaf yet, but I will. This on ~ a fourth sheet of Arches 140# hotpress paper.
I really enjoyed doing this as I rarely work with colored pencils - and have a lot to learn from them as to layering lightly to get into the darks slowly (I tend to rush the color and value).
Happy Mother's Day!