I begin by drawing an outline of my clover patch in pencil and then scanning and re-drawing it in outline in Illustrator.
I then divide the clover petals into four different densities
Creating four levels within the image
I then draw highlights for each level in separation
Re-combining and inverting them digitally
Producing a plate that prints as so
I then create a four-tiered shadow that I print in a gray made of equal parts orange and black
For the final image below