After the first weeks trying my hand at patterns, lines, ovals, cubes in perspective and organic shapes, it was time for the first "real" subject: plants! Results ranged from strange to sort of ok.
The trees fall in the strange category - this one had tons of super small leaves and I could not figure a better way to simplify them and suggest volume at the same time.
Contour drawing and pen texture:
Pentel pocket brush
The paper is Strathmore tan - great paper, very smooth. The marker bleeds, but it does not bother me for now.