Black and White and Gray

The above pieces were done early this morning as a warm up. Just to get the creative juices flowing. I did a quick pencil structure sketch on 9" x 12" gray charcoal paper, and then went right in to finish the art with Copic Multi-Liner black markers and Higgins White Ink, applied with a watercolor brush. I only allowed myself 30 minutes for each one.

I remember doing something like this in life drawing classes I took at Art Center. We would draw the live model using black ink & white ink with a crow quill on very large sheets of gray charcoal paper. It was a fun and equally frustrating process for me. I don't work in that style and taking the class in my late 20s meant I had a lot of bad habits to break before I could really learn. Still I'm glad for the experience.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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