Working from both observation and original photos Drawing & Painting II students creating drawings of plants and flowers. We are trying to recreate the colors and textures using color pencils. This project really encourages students to "look" when they are drawing, rather than generalizing. We are spending a lot of time noticing the subtle bends in petal or variations in the textures. By using a gray base to work on the highlights really pop out and forces students to overlap the color pencils to build up color. Students who needed to practice techniques first had some time to review them. Students who were familiar with the techniques jumped right in.