Recently posted this image in the gallery. Looking back at the steps of progression to complete the image I decided to try some changes.
Took the first image and added the top part of the branch that seemed to appear better by loading as a tracing image and then converting to a layer. After that the parts that were not desired were erased and then the two layers were merged.
I would certainly appreciate some comments on which image looks best the first finished image or the second image with changes made.
Here is the very first image in a stage of Work In Process.