8x10 inches Colored Pencil
I used as reference for this colored pencil piece, a photo taken by my husband Frank. Frank photographed this little guy while he was eating his breakfast of a sunflower seed. I used another photo I'd taken of some fall leaves to draw the leaves that liven up the surrounding grass.
I had a ball doing this very intricate piece. I've found that doing a complicated piece like this is almost like doing a jig saw puzzle. As you can see from the "work in progress" pic below, I usually finished each section/leaf almost fully before proceeding onto the next. It was about at this stage that I decided it worked better as an oval than the originally intended rectangle. It's fun to "go with the flow" of what the artwork wants to be!