I think I mentioned below that the whole cyclamen phase was thinking more or less in shapes rather than reality. Pretty obvious here that I wasn't going for anything even remotely resembling reality.
Yep, it was actually on purpose.
I don't work in chalks often enough to bother with getting a decent set of pastels, but sometimes I'm tempted to anyway. Cheap chalks can be so frustrating. You're going along smoothly as you please, and then you hit that inevitable hard chunk that leaves a weird streak on the page...
Ah, who am I fooling? This entire doodle was a weird streak (or several) on the page.