Today I was able to complete the remainder of the bark on the larger maple tree. I also started to work on the carpet of fallen leaves which is proving a bit of a challenge due to their small size relative to my pastel chalks. More sharpening is in order to get those fine lines (I don't particularily like the result of pastel pencils on velour as they are too hard and not much color is transfered to the paper). More to come soon, I hope.
P.S. you can click on the image for a larger view.