I took a photograph of the source of my drawing, an aging flower arrangement left over from Valentine's Day. Instead of drawing the entire arrangement I focused on a stem of greenery in the foreground:
My first drawing is a selection of leaves from this stem.
I'm focusing on the shadows and highlights.
I apologize for the quality (or lack) of the images (I'm using my phone camera in iffy lighting!)
To get a better understanding of the drawing, I trace it onto tissue paper
and play with the shapes and contours a bit before I do a basic tracing on cloth with the aid of a lightbox.
I don't need a lot of detail in the drawing on the cloth because I have the paper drawing as my reference.
I think of my sewing machine as a stationary paintbrush.
Rather than moving the brush across the cloth, I move the cloth under the "brush".
I hope you consider the idea that the sewing machine is a drawing tool!