When you get stuck on a project – take on something different! I was in watercolor land for a while and struggled … so I picked up a pen and worked on some drawing. I went for a whimsical subject, and got in some value practice with pen and ink!

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My Visconti Mirage is the pen used here – but I have some other less expensive options in my big Fountain Pen post HERE.


Values are the shades of lights and darks that define an object – and they’re what make a piece of art “sing,” in my book!

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