I’m glad I lettered the library sign on this building. Otherwise it would not have brought back the memories of this place.
Normally I don’t care for ‘checkerboard’ cross hatching. But in this case it works for the large background area. The bottom of the desk is a darker tone, accomplished by a third cross-hatching line. I like the range of tonal values in this drawing.
Needless to say, it doesn’t compare with NYC bagel stores. No whitefish!
My pen and ink drawings of ten or so years ago had a pencil sketch scaffolding. These early sketches relied more on line than on surface shading. I haven’t sketched in a long time, so it will be interesting to try combining line and surface in new drawing.
I used to sketch to relax. I did a lot of sketching in hospital waiting rooms. I made myself concentrate on making straight lines.