Wow, it’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted anything here! After blocking in the main color for the various elements for this painting, I began adding detail to the poppy leaves. Putting in shadows and leaf veins help the flat color come to life, and make the leaves seem more three-dimensional. Right now the leaves still seem too monochromatic to me, so after adding detail to the flowers, I’ll come back and add colors to liven up the foliage.
Here’s a close-up of the leaves:
Next up: adding highlights and shadows to the flowers.