Graphite drawing (2)

Today I decided to try something a little different and create a drawing without using any sort of reference. I drew flowers again because I think they are very pretty and fun to draw. I used different graphite shades and different shading techniques to complete this drawing. I also used a blending stump to make each petal fade smoothly from light to dark. I did not blend the stem or leaves, because I thought the difference in pencil strokes looked nice. I then used graphite dust and a tissue to give the empty parts of the paper an ashy look. I am quite happy with how this piece turned out!

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