After finishing my drawing of the Laughing Kookaburra, I bought myself a sketchbook of that same gray paper because I think it makes the colored pencil feel so much more vibrant. I went down to Harvard Square and did some quick warm-up sketches where I gave myself only 3 minutes for each drawing.
I then started drawing a sketch of Science Plaza. I didn't give myself a time limit on this drawing, but I still worked quickly. Usually with colored pencil drawings I draw the image in pencil first and then carefully work over it with the colored pencil, but this time I went straight to colored pencil. The final drawing won't be as refined, but it can be a lot livelier.
I would've stayed longer if construction hadn't started right behind me, which really ruined my peaceful mood.
Back at home, I took more time drawing my fiddle fig plant since it was raining for two days straight. I started with a pencil sketch and then went over that in blue and yellow, mapping out the shadows and highlights.
(Sorry about the terrible photo quality)
I haven't actually finished this one yet as it's taking longer than I expected, but here's the halfway point:
I think I'll finish this on the next rainy day. I just hope my fiddle fig hasn't grown too much by then.