I very much like this study which has been painted by a student who is currently working through the Beginners Painting Course. You can clearly see the student is looking at the colours in the scene and trying to work out which colours mix and work with other colours and also playing with the watercolour and its unique properties at the same time. All in all a lovely study.
When working on your drawing technique and observational skills, its always good to go for simple items from your kitchen to draw, like this pen and ink drawing below. The student has successfully used cross hatching and tone to show the light and shade of this composition and each object looks solid and realistic.