More Fall Leaves

More Fall LeavesI like using grids to organize art and fill a page at the same time. It eliminates the “tiny drawing on a large paper” syndrome.

1. I used my printer to make lines that divided the paper into 6 equal rectangles. Draw 6 simple leaves in each, starting with the spine and then adding the leaf edge around it.
2. Trace all the lines with a black permanent marker.
3. Paint the leaves with warm colors. Add accent lines of paint over the marker lines. If you do this while the paint is still wet, the colors will bleed together.
4. Pick two cool colors, and paint the backgrounds alternately in a grid pattern.

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