I'm not a huge Protea fan, in NZ they have a tendency to be overused in any flower arrangement when the word "native" is in use, although at least they offer some colour to an otherwise tonal brown bouquet. I did however very much enjoy drawing this Protea for the current issue of NZ Your Home and Garden magazine that is out now. Each month I have a different botanical illustration featuring a seasonal flower, and so far I am finding these illustrations to be quite the relaxing getaway from my regular client work. See my first illustration here