JAMES - i've been spending alot of time outside in Asheville, and especially by the French Broad River. there are some nice parks all around, so i bring a sketchbook. trying my best to establish different textures, lighting, depth and convey all the nuances of nature that i can while just using a pen. it's great practice, and it's very relaxing too. the vertical one was really hard, cuz the distance between the wood planks in front and the building in back is really far - i may try that one again. i tried to make up for it by really accentuating the tree hanging in the very front.
there are lots of people around too - great sketching subjects (i'll post that another time) - and lots of them come up and talk for awhile. like yesterday i met a little kid, couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 - his dad says he draws 4 hours a day and already had some stuff in a gallery that he collaborated with someone else. hope he keeps it up.
all the drawings are just with Micron pens (#0.2, 0.5 & sometimes #1). and the paper in this book is super!