Hey, hey, my next little project is underway! I'm now working through Wendy Hollender's Botanical Drawing A Beginner's Guide. From the introduction: "The purpose of this workbook is to learn to draw 3 dimensional specimens on a 2 dimensional surface and have them look real."
A couple of the early lessons will seem quite similar to early work with my Cornell drawing course. In no time at all, I'll be brought out of monotone and into color subjects. I'll be using Faber-Castell Polychromos for all exercises.
This is a good little exercise, one that deserves repetition. I'm using Dark Sepia here but have done variations of this with graphite.