My pencil exercises inspired me to try something botanical so I snipped a bit of rhododendron. The paper is not my usual Stonehenge and rather on the rough side; next time I'll use my favorite.
I oftentimes seem to lay on a lot of pencil, trying to build the entire form. Here I thought I'd leave out mass and detail. I like the result, how just a bit of shadow can provide enough clues for form.