Torn

4 April, 2021.

I’m constantly torn, it seems. I never, ever want my drawing to become static, so no matter how confident I am with mark-making I’ll often explore other ways of expressing myself in sketches. The sketch above is a case in point. The day I made this impression of some houses a few streets away I had an urge to “add more.” More texture, more value, more lines.

Scratching that itch I wound up later adding a background color and a bunch of textured lines with my Apple Pencil in Procreate. Is this a “better” version? Dunno – frankly, I’m a little torn if I have to decide which one I like better. But then, why do I have to choose at all? They both seem to work, even if it’s for different reasons.

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