David has been with me since he was 8 years old. He is now 11 and he has now decided to move on and try pen and ink. He first got familiar with an ink pen by doing several exercises practicing different strokes like parallel lines, stippling, crosshatching, and more. He made these different strokes into value studies. These value studies would help him get the lights and darks in a drawing. David then set up his own still life, drew it, and then transferred his drawing to paper made just for ink. He has now just begun this drawing with careful thought on how to begin. Stippling, producing dots, is how David decided to proceed. The image posted here is the cup in his still life. He started with the darkest object, it's shadow and reflection shapes. David is being very meticulous because he knows there is no erasing! We'll keep you posted on his progress!