This was so much fun to create. The entire piece is done with Faber Castel and a few Prismacolor Pencils. I prefer the Faber-Castel pencils because I use an alcohol blender to push the various colors together. When I burnish using the wax-based Prismacolor pencils I use an old fashioned typewriter pencil eraser and a lot of pushing on the paper and pencil!
Before I started this piece I attached the leaves to a board. I took lots of pictures of the leaves together and also separate. I worked from the photographs.