Enjoyed this much more than purely tone with charcoal. I was able to use pens and ink which I prefer. Not too good at formal cross-hatching but when I can be more flowing with the pen I like building up the object from the page and finding the form.
For me there is more in this drawing – it has an energy and aliveness that I struggle to create with just tone. Feel like my drawing skills are recovering slowly. This was drawing with a drawing pen.
Thought I would try another one with dip pen and ink. I like this too. Was not sure whether I could have worked this one further but somehow I like the way form is implied rather than fully drawn.
I do like working faster which working with pen allows somehow. Or maybe it is more my thing. As far as this way of working is concerned perhaps it points a way to use my sketchbook more – get away from pencil and charcoal and into PEN & INK.