Continuing with my study in The Complete Famous Artist Course, this is the first actual assignment in the book. We are given a blank template to draw on top of, but I chose to actually draw mine out. Then the goal is to use a HB, 2B, 4B to match what they show as the final piece. Unlike the previous drawing, no steps are given. you just have to try to figure it out based on the previous teaching and guidance on how to use the materials.
General concerns on this piece: (1) My extra shading with the 6B ended up sticking out like a sore thumb when scanned, though it looks fine when I look at it on my drawing board. In the future I should probably use the blending stump for that. (2) The ground elements were difficult and I feel the grass particularly feels a bit rigid and pattern like in my version. Below is the exact two pages from the book that I was given to try to complete the exercise.