Holly  leaves

Holly leaves


This was my first time trying to paint a holly leaf I found, while out in a woodland.

I have used some watercolours for this. But I wanted to keep the colours bold and dark, so I didn’t use much water. For the shadowing I should have added some dark blue, as that is more realistic. I could have also made the lighting better and will probably need to buy a lamp, instead of trying to deal with the one light in my room.


Next I am going to be drawing a holly bush. Exploring how to add depth to it while keeping it realistic and focusing on the form and shape of the holly leaves. To help improve my skills in realism and perspective. I am also hoping to do some sketches of holly leaves and using different materials to explore what would work best.