I must say I am having so much fun with this sketching - i'm ignoring other things for the moment, and enjoying getting really stuck into it. There was some sun today, so I wanted to do the cross hatched shading - the first 2 with pencil, then a coloured one (watercolour pencils). The second pencil one looks good - the stem is really floating over its shadow. The colour one is a bit strange - didn't get highlights and lowlights right there! Then I really like the pen one (lower right). I could still work on the shadows of the pear on the left - that view of the pear gives me problems.