I love the colors of the leaves as they change in the fall. So I did a few tiles with watercolor backgrounds using yellows and browns. You will be seeing them all in the near future. On this tile I used a colored Sakura Micron Pigma Pen.The shading is all done with a Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencil. This was the first time I've tried thid colored pencil and it was a joy to work with.
I used the Zentangle principal of 'drawing behind'. As you can see, the one whole leave is drawn first and then each subsequent leave is set behind another. A bit tricky to draw, but the shading brings it all out and is my favorite part.
I tried to give just the vague impression of veins in the leaves by using a light shading in the negative spaces between the veins.