In the first step of this drawing of a branch with leaves, I didn’t look at the overall envelope shape very accurately. So from the first step, things were skewed. On the third step, it took a lot of reshaping on the left side. But this was an awesome subject for utilizing negative shapes for better proportions! And I love the organic, sculptural shape of these leaves.
I have another branch that I’ll try next time, spending a little more time on step two for a more accurate overall shape.