I’m not sure why my photograph of the South Gate House at the Central Park Reservoir is so off balance. I would bet that I could not get back far enough, with the lens I was using, to get a better picture. The beauty of sketching is, one can invent what one can’t see.
I made two pen and ink drawings of this building:
In previous posts, working with grayscale watercolor pencils, I played with pen and ink shading as compared with grayscale (Tunnel, Grayscale Tunnel) and pen and ink shading overlaid with gray watercolors (Grayscale Doors).
Since I have began with a color photograph, I used colored watercolor pencils to complete the drawing on the left-hand side. I tried salvaging the drawing on the right-hand side with pen and ink.
I like the drawing on the left side best.