I've been taking the time to draw a lot more often before I paint. I think it works out so much better for me. Why I ever think that jumping right into painting before drawing anything will work out, I don't know.
I just get impatient I guess. Anyway, here is a drawing I did, among others ( I posted the others on my drawing blog here if you'd like to take a look) I began a painting of it, and left the orange for last because I thought I might peel it for the painting. I did peel it, and I put it into the painting peeled, but still need to finish it.
Black and white drawing using an ivory black Derwent drawing pencil, and white conté stick.
I colored in my drawing with Nupastel pastel sticks.
I started my painting on a 5x7 in. board that had already had an old painting on it, and had been painted over.