This beautiful little banksia was growing very unassumingly in the Coles Supermarket Car Park in Cowes. I parked right alongside it – the leaves were touching my driver’s window. The banksia was in several stages of growth, from the unformed, smooth young cones depicted at left in the above illustration, to budding cones and to the mature cones depicted on the right.
These tonal drawings were referenced from the internet, and suggested as exercises by the tutors. It was quite interesting learning about back light and reflected highlights. Not something I had analysed or given a lot of thought to before.
There is always something new to learn!