This is a personal preference for me because of just the way the image has turned out. The shadow to the leafs look so contrasted from one another and each individual component is so well defined. To create this image I painted the shadows first with darkened brown and blue then used other colours over the darkened areas so they would blend in with the dark. This created a balance of shadow and the other plant matter underneath the main leaf. This is also the case with the smaller leaf in front of the larger one. What is more interesting is that this image was created on a dark black background.