I’m starting to get the hang of this sketching stuff. My proportions are getting better and I’ve developed a process I like. I start by framing an area in my journal with blue tape, and then I lay out the scene using an orange erasable highlighter.
I divided the frame in half both vertically and horizontally and sketched in the major shapes in each quadrant. Then I drew the blackest blacks with a brush pen.
Finally I added detail with an extra fine nib pen mainly drawing the darks rather than the contours.
This is a small sketch – 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Here is what it looks like on the journal page.
I then used a hairdryer to heat up the drawing which erases the orange highlighter.