Here is a drawing in ink.
Check and log
How will your experiments with negative space help your observational drawing in the future?
These experiments have been extemely useful, especially when i was doing the large A2 pencil colour drawing. it helped me place the flowers, leaves, stems correctly. i will continue to incorporate negative space while drawing and as part of the exercise, not something to be ignored or looked at later.
What techniques did you use to ensure you drew your plants in proportion?
I would draw overall shapes of the big flowers, then work my way round the rest of the drawing making sure the sizes are correct. I still find it very hard to use a pencil to measure the size of the object for proportions, I am still relying on judgement. I must try and practise to use a pencil as a guide more often.
How did you achieve a effect of three dimensional space in your drawing?
I tried to achieve this by putting in tonal values and colouring in the direction of the petal or leaf. it was difficult to achieve this in the ink drawing. I felt I was not exploring mixed media enough and using their combination to their full potential. I wanted to get more detail, so I tried using water colour pencils, markers and ink (below). I still feel I need to be more adventurous to get a drawing with an impact.