Just finished this drawing - at last! Took a while longer than I had anticipated but I am pleased with the results. All done with a trusty Staedtler Mars Lumograph 3B pencil (for all you artist supply geeks!) Am definitely pleased that I completed this with the photographic reference, because I believe it really helped me to describe a strong light source much better than if I had laboured over this in front of the subject, and I was much more able to really focus on the forms of the plants, rather than roughly sketch them.
I think that these drawings are artworks in their own right, but I am still really looking forward to receiving my wood carving book in the post and contemplating portraying this drawing in a wood relief. I'd really like to spend some time thinking of a good title for this but for now it shall remain 'Flower Study'. It's on my website here: http://lisafreeman.co.uk/artwork/2715941_Flower_Study.html
I am relieved to have found a frame in my studio which will accommodate the drawing so it won't get crushed within a week....providing no one drives their bulldozer over the frame!