One thing I really like about colored pencil over water color is that I am just better at getting in the fine details, like all the little wrinkles in these swiss chard leaves. Perhaps it's just that the fine pencil tip makes me slow down more than the spreading watercolor. But I love the texture in these.
Rainbow chard is also called five color silverbeet and the SESE tells me it is originally from Australia. I think it is one of the most beautiful vegetables.