Let me introduce you to Leucodendron. I didn't know what it was either - the name was attached to the plant when I got it! :)
The rugged stems are long and the leaves fill the entire length, but at the top the petals radiate out and form a 'flower' with a center. The reds and greens help make this plant very 'winter-like.' I waited for the plant to open, but not all the stems did, until they died and then opened and presented with many beautiful dark colors. I'll interject more of these leucodendron in the near future. Enjoy the curves of this one!
2 texture layers and one color layer - all at different blending modes and opacities. Thanks for visiting!
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