|leave with shading|
My leaf, however, lacked the depth of the "real thing." So I tried covering it with French Gray, ... whatever that is, not a warm and not a cool, and that didn't do it. Next I added some warm gray ... better, but not right yet.
|shaded leaf plus grays, red and green sandwich|
Finally I went over the whole leaf with 2 shades of red and a green in between. That complementary sandwich seemed to tone it down for my eye, although my camera still sees differences. I am really enjoying this assignment and have lots of leaves flattening out in a book for later.
Did a LOT of searching on the internet, and apparently French Gray has purple undertones. I am comparing it to the BV 23 grayish lavender copic marker that was one of my first three copics, and has always been a favorite of mine.
Hmmm. wonder what would happen if I tried to color the same leaf using copics.