Sketch Book Series: Wood Grain and Shadows (May 2010)

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.

Sketch Book Series: Faces (December 2011)

I don’t remember the point of this practice exercise. It couldn’t have been faces exclusively since two are hidden. Maybe it was a combination face practice and composition design. I was getting better at facial proportions in this sketch.