Sometimes I wish I could do whatever I wanted for these illustrations. This one, I would love to leave just like this. Originally, I had just done the illustration as the colored-in area, but they asked for more leaves because this broccoli tends to have a bunch of nice leaves on the plant. So, I painted in the contours of more leaves and I just love the contrast of the lines verses the finished painting. It makes the original look even more real and three dimensional. But alas, I will now finish it. (And I will also probably soon post some of what I have been up to in this long period of no posting).