The shadow is the first element I notice in this sketch. The wood grain lies underneath, yet is not confused with shading of the dark area. The flower pots are the most incomplete component of this piece, not completely defined with pen and ink.
Reflections in the water, plus distortions in the clear plastic bottle were the challenges in this drawing exercise.
There’s got to be a better way to depict reflections on a shiny car hood. I get a better sense of the reflected branches on the windshield than the hood. Not sure why that is.
My first outing to the Hollywood Bowl. I was led to believe the ‘X’ in the sky indicates a no fly zone, so that helicopters would not ruin the concert. It worked, for the most part.
Pen-and-ink surfaces take a long time to draw. In this sketch I did not draw lines, but rather used shading to create surfaces.