Botanical Illustration Plate of a dead Heliconia Blossom.
More about Heliconia here: [link]
I did a dead one because:
1. It was on the floor of the conservatory for free.
2. I wouldn't rot, dry up or loose it's color.
3. It was for my values class, so the color wasn't as important.
After about an hour of Prep pages, this one took about 5 hours to complete. (prep page here: [link]
Media: Faber-Castel Color pencils.
I'd love a critique, and i know it would look totally kickass with some cast shadows on the paper, but this is a formal plate, and there's rules that say I can't have them. Poop.