I am crazy, I admit it freely. Often I get in the middle of some picture where I decided to do every bloody stone, pebble, leaf, blade of grass etc. and wonder WHY I decided to do all this work! This one I did last year and decided to do every leaf (even though they are monochromatic) with shading and some highlight. For at least 2/3 rds of the background I do each leaf and stick and make them smaller as they recede. The original concept came from a photo of the shadow of a tree. The Young man/boy/elf came next then the staff (inspired by some Art Nouveau designs) that turned into the antler combination and then the shadow turning into a stag. He symbolizes the first frost of the year and the oncoming winter. If no one ever buys this I will be just as happy to keep him. I think this is approx. 10 x 13, Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board.