So I drew popcorn instead.
First, observational studies for accuracy, with lots of erasing.
(not shown here.)
Then, loose sketches. Interpretations.
Feeling the Popcornness.
Delighting in the gesture, form, contours, miracles & science
All the while, related thoughts popped onto my paper:
Discoveries & connections, while spending a slow,
lengthy time with these 3 guys.
Turkey Tail Fungus:
Years ago, an assignment in undergradutate drawing class:
To magnify an object, to try to reproduce it
as precisely as possible.
I remember spending hours on it.
I also made a magnified study in charcoal
of a broken peanut shell.
I can't find the drawing,
but I loved getting to know that shell,
with its repetitive pattern of miniature rectalinear shapes,
& the surprise discovery of skeletal fibers.
The fast sketch, my favorite mode, benefits well
from going back to slower forms of drawing.