Vegetation comes in a variety of leaf shapes, densities, and textures. Using a range of variation in shapes and patterns will greatly improve your sketches and create more interest in your work.


When sketching trees and plants, don't try to draw every detail, leave a lot to the imagination. There's a great deal of power in suggestion. Practice, and it'll get easier.

Using a chisel-tip graphite pencil or charcoal stick can produce nice variation of thick and thin strokes, and suggestion of texture.

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