This is Alan Lee’s illustration in the end of ‘Leaf By Niggle’ “He was the sort of painter who can paint leaves better than trees. He used to spend a long time on a single leaf, trying to catch its shape, and its sheen, and the glistening of dewdrops on its edges. Yet he wanted to paint a whole tree, with all of its leaves in the same style, and all of them different.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘Leaf By Niggle’
Learn how to draw maple leaves with easy step by step drawing lessons for kids. If you have a difficult shape to draw, first you must try to see how it is put together. For instance, a maple leaf is not an easy shape to draw. But if you look at the way it is made, it is much easier. Here is the leaf.