Crumbling pencil points or not, you definitely captured the prickley texture of the aloe's edges as well as the gentle concave nature of the stalk; this is looking really good! Isn't it fun to work on colored papers once in a while?
It was definitely interesting working on a colored support--surprising how much pencil needs to be applied to mask the black. Been reading that Prismacolor VeriThins keep a hard point, useful for tight edges. Perhaps I'll pick up a few with my next dickblick order.