BEECH LEAF

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1 Begin by using a #10 round brush and light yellow-green to make an oval shape, adding a simple stem. (This color will form the stem structure when done.)

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2 Next, define the oval by creating a scalloped edge with the tip of your brush.

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3 Add a point to the tip of the leaf with a slightly darker hue of green, and tap this into the bottom of the stem as well.

4 Begin to paint the sections of the leaf using negative-space ...

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