Since it's a rainy day, I chose to draw an exotic ornamental just outside my home. The intricate pattern of the scales and the harsh indoor lighting made it a bit more of a challenge.
FYI: This tree holds a special place in my heart. The top is dead and makes a great perch for Merlins, Coopers Hawks and Great Horned Owls.
Drawing from a photo means that I had more time to notice details that I might not have noticed on a moving subject. Getting the proper proportions correct was a bit challenging. Also, using a pencil, shading to indicate both color and shadows was difficult.