a journey towards the person God created me to be...
Beautiful sketch, Vicky! Love your new penworks! A bit surprising for me, as I know, how you love color!
I DO love color!! and miss playing with watercolor. But this current sketchbook, a gift from a son, has fragile hand-made paper in it --- gel ink pens seem to work best on it. I could use the practise anyway; I'm not very confident using cross-hatching and stippling for tone.
Why? You can deal with it very well! I think it is a good practise if you have to do all the tones just with a pen! It´s pretty hard! I tried to do Brenda Swenson's 75 Day Sketch Challenge two years ago and it helped me a lot! Though I have to practise more!
Then maybe it's more a lack of confidence in what I already vaguely know how to do? I remembet a classmate in high school doing incredibly detailed ink drawings with lots of tonal values.When I did Brenda's sketch challenge I mostly did continuous-line. Maybe I'll revisit the challenge, this time using tone.