A pleasing pattern is emerging by concentrating my ink crosshatch build-up in areas of shadow and using the dark value as a background. The above sketch shows the beginning of the third layer of parallel lines on the upper right background behind the vehicle. To reach the darkest dark I may need five or six layers. What I liked most about this view of the car is the cast shadows on the ground in front, and the emphasis on the curved shapes of the headlights, fenders and tires. Fun stuff!
Gail Niebrugge, pen and ink drawing