Quartz Crystal Study

Since I have a terrible habit of drawing from the imagination, I am making an effort to draw different things based on photos or real life. Quartz crystals particularly fascinate me because of the play of light shining through them, so I thought it would be interesting to try and capture at least a bit of that using white charcoal on black paper. I think I had only mixed success, however I decided to post it anyway.

Final

Final

Intermediate step

Intermediate step

Initial sketch

Initial sketch