Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Minors Cottage

This is the Empire Mine Cottage located about a block from my house. Mining gold was huge in Grass Valley around 1850 and this cottage was the vacation house of William Bourn. I quite enjoy drawing these small pen and graphite pictures. In sunny situations I feel that the tone of the graphite acts as more of a cool one next to warmer colors. It's also so much easier on me to shade with a pencil rather than with ink. I've never really been all too good shading in ink style.

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