With the vein gauge sorted, it was time to move on to shading the next couple of leaves, both of which were green based.
I wasn't happy with the leaf veins on the the third one either - too straight. It was rather hard to get them sorted though, and I'm not sure I cracked it in the long run, but you can see what you think in later photos.
On to leaf number four now and some lovely yellows and soft greens this time:
The end of the needle painting in sight. Join me next time for the fifth leaf. ☺
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2017