After Dimitri's rally cry to "get better", I started on a drawing idea that was lingering in my mind...one inspired by the large tree in my backyard here in Brooklyn:
Now, I intend to render this, by hand or machine. I started coloring the leaves, to moderate success:
I'm not sure if I like where this is going or not. I did bring it a little further than this, but became frightened, that the style of the drawing was getting lost in a cloud of PhotoShop techniques. I might just shade it all delicately with pencil...dark with highlights.