The leaf I had was too big and for some reason (it was early in the morning) I couldn't think "ah, just make it smaller on the page" ::facepalm::
Either way, it was interesting trying to get some sort of dynamic mojo but I think that might be b/c I needed to only take one minute per leaf. I'll try it that way later today and see if it helps.
The one thing I've been pretty decent at since I first learned to draw was hands. I have no idea why. I still have a set of charcoal hands I did when I was 12 that I can still look at--and not see anything wrong with them.
For me, that's huge.
I remembered this time to use one of the magic pencils - you can't pretend you might wind up with high art when whatever you're drawing appears to have been scribbled by a kindergartener. LOL
(the weird circles arcing over the page are bleedthrough from the back of the paper.)