These are two sketches I did for a painting
(or several smaller paintings, that´s not set in stone
yet) for a friend of mine. They are done in biro
pen, but I am thinking about switching to pencil
again - the lines are just too scratchy most of the
time, and getting the contrast right is pretty painful.
I mean, it looks okay, but pencil somehow has more
warmth and is smoother. And it has a nice, punchy
blackness when I edit the contrast right.
And anyways, I just noticed that the three images in
the Hu Bei China book (which are still my favourites)
are all done in pencil. So it must be the best option