Simply elegant! I love the thickening in the lines.
That is a good effort especially as it is your first time. Yes, in some ways it is a simple tangle, but I find it quite difficult to draw the rounded leaf shapes.
love the rustic, organic look of this. The way you've shaded the middle "vein" really makes them pop from the page. Good work!
Nice job! It's simple yet dramatic;-)
Love the thickness of the lines and the shading!~ joey ~