I started a tree in three dimensions and still haven't finished it. Why?
The stem and branches are all easy but the leaves are still beyond me. I think I need to practice some more.
What was difficult, I think, was that the branches are too weak to support the pressure I exert on it when detail-molding/carving the leaves.
To solve this I made a paper clay canvas, model a bonsai tree, and shape the leaves. This form of the sculpture is called a relief sculpture.
Although the details are still difficult to achieve, I solved half the problem.
Painting seems easy but there are times I wish the paper clay canvas was without the raised parts and fine crevices.
I don't have an available frame so I framed it digitally.
Still, I haven't touched the 3D tree that I have made and I thought I have to keep doing more of this as practice. Plus side, it's quite easy and fun to do.
Hoping to inspire.