PS: Have just realised that this is perfect for EDM Challenge #34: Draw a fall leaf! :)
Canada Day is coming up, so I thought I'd draw a maple leaf in all its autumn splendour as I love the colours.
I've had a close friend visiting, so have been busy but still managed to find time to experiment with actual watercolour (as opposed to pencils) ... The first attempt was so pathetic that a guinea-pig would have cowered in shame, so will post the second attempt here, not because I think it was much better but because I hope one day to be able to look back at it and laugh once I've mastered (hah) watercolours ...
I sketched it in pencil and printed the pencil sketch onto watercolour paper for this. Then used coloured pencil on the original sketch.