Here's a sketch done with traditional materials on a common piece of cardboard. I took this pretty close to finish. Also the subject of a Blog post here.
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A couple of crows that I quickly sketched over the weekend. These were done using a cheap old ballpoint pen. I love the way these pens, while maybe lousy writing tools can be great for drawing. Not producing a solid dark line consistently, gives them a pencil like feel. Very gestural approach on these two birds. A drawing style like this was the base of the Edgar Allen Poe portrait here.
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