Botanical Study No. 1

Hydrangea quercifolia.

This summer I really want to improve my knowledge and skill of drawing plants.  I'm working through Sarah Simblet's Botany for the Artist.  These Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are blooming everywhere.

I'm also trying a new method of shading using Faber-Castell's artist pens.  This sketch was shaded with "Cold Grey," small tip.