I drew these around the same time I was working on “The Barn” which involves some heavy tree-work. I also used two different types of pens. The top row is a ballpoint pen while the bottom two are made with a gel pen. I found that I much prefer the ballpoint. I find it’s easier to achieve various shades by applying pressure differently to the pen. The gel pens seemed fairly binary in terms of shade; the ink is either there it full force or not there at all. However, most of the pen and ink artwork I’ve seen seems to be drawn masterfully with a similar tool that is more like a super-fine-point marker.
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