Is there anything better than going for a walk during the autumn season and acknowledging the fallen tree leaves? Oh the colours are so striking and bold, not to mention how distinctive each shape and form is. It’s interesting how much credence is given to the special individuality that snowflakes have, but rarely do we include leaves in that same category. Is the snow beautiful? Yes. But if I scan each leaf, with an open heart and close inspect, even the ones torn and in rough shape, I can still see them equally worthy of a unique recognition.
Here’s are some visuals showing the various stages I went through to get to the final design on the journal cover. I did a number of leaves, however I decided to pick one that would normally have just been mulched, instead of turned into art.
1st fallen leaf I found
Drew a vector outline.
Need to make adjustments for the missing top.
Put these sections against black to test sizing.
Leaf is revived. Sections in two-tones of green.
yellow and orange.
magenta and maroon.
lavender and purple.
Leave it to nature, or is that, leaf it to nature to offer endless potentials.
2nd fallen leaf
3rd fallen leaf
All the leaf examples
blowing in the wind together…
That's all for now.