Method to drawing leaf stems

12:25 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020

When it comes to drawing stems, I notice that Uncomfortable draws his in a slightly different way when he is drawing a potato plant. In the Branches Exercise, he draws his cylinders with a line through them, between both sides. However, in the potato plant, he doesn't draw a line through the cylinders but only draws the sides. This is what I mean:

In order words, which one of the two should I be using when drawing leaf stems? Personally, when I draw leaf stems, since they're quite thin, the method on the right is the easiest. But is this defeating the purpose?

Many thanks.

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2:56 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020

Personally it depends of the stem. Sometimes it's just too thin for the cylinders, so I draw the sides. Same for the anthers and filaments of flowers. I guess if the leaf stem is thick enough you can try going for the cylinders.

8:39 AM, Monday July 20th 2020

Thanks for your reply. It's good to know how other people here approach it.

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