I have been putzing around with a picture in my head for a few months now, it's reminiscent of a scene from the Lassie movie where Lassie is kidnapped and turned into a war dog. After Lassie escapes and is terrorizing the countryside on his way home, there's a road and a fence that look like this. Sort of. I keep seeing the trees in shades of red and white.
After I roughed it out, I was taking a picture and my lampshade cast some really interesting shadows on it.
So I held it up and colored in the shadows with my pencil.
The second one was photographed in the kitchen under halogen lights to avoid the lampshade shadows, hence the different color. I'll be keeping that first photo handy, though, and touching up the shadows to look more like them. Having those shadows thrown in really made the drawing pop.
So, step one has commenced.