I've always had a thing for bugs. Found a photo of this colourful fellow in a book mysteriously titled, Bugs. He is so resplendent I felt a bright tartan background was appropriate.
Today in a more sombre and reflective mood I decided I needed to draw something with a simple form in which I could explore colour and texture, hence this tulip that has been partially denuded of its petals.
I love the depth and intensity you can achieve with inktense pencils by layering and washing and layering over and over.