Pen and Ink Sketches
I like sketching as a parallel discipline to painting. As in painting, composition and value are important, as is the use of negative space. I don’t have color to rely on, so everything has to be communicated with line and shading. I try to create drama and interest by the use of shadows on the building walls, and casting across the foreground, suggesting late afternoon. In this type of work, I find that looser is better, and any details are just scribbled suggestions.