As you can see in the close up photo of my new leaves, I’ve tried to work the colors much deeper into each other this time. After I worked the top leaf I realized that the illustration didn’t match my shading. They should be shaded light-to-dark not just from the outside leaf inwards, but also from the tip to the base of the leaf. So I tried to incorporate that into the last leaf.
For comparison, here is a photo of the first two leaves I worked (and I just noticed I forgot a line of split stitch on one of the branches). I’m learning a lot! Good thing there’s so many leaves.
Do y’all have any more critiques/suggestions for improvement? I have two more leaves to go! (Ignore the rosebud, I need to restart that one.)