First ever drawing of one of my flagship paintings.
Monkey Puzzle Tree, a challenge! Cross-eyed design, very spiny and painful. They took me to the top of the tree to choose my own sample with a full protection cable and helmet. The tree was really high, and it was not easy to hold or touch to the branches. Every leaf has very strong and stiff but fine needles. Painful, really painful.
Finally I got my sample, and after about a month, I have just managed to draw it! My eyes suffered, as it was impossible to follow the leaf you were drawing. I added some white marks on the actual leaves just to be able to remember ‘Which one I am looking at?’