Not Quite Real The latest entry in the Steve’s Sketchbook series is titled Paper Palm Tree. I heard it said somewhere along the way that you should never explain art. Just do your thing and let others figure out what it is supposed to be. If that is actually a serious rule, which I doubt, I am about to break it. For this piece of art, I had the idea of a palm tree drawn with colored pencils on white paper, and then cut out and held up in front of what I consider to be a nice sky, blue with a few white clouds here and there.