I've been sketching with pen (Sarasa black that makes gray when you get it wet) and sumi ink.
I got out my high school annual for these little guys. I copy them by turning the book upside down. Then I don't know what they're supposed to look like and that helps my brain see what's actually there. The photos are tiny and poorly lit. In a strange way that helps.
Once in awhile I copy a face that I find on the internet. I don't know who this guy is so I make up a name and back story as he emerges. "Rupert" was married to my first grade teacher Mrs. McPherson. She was a real person. I decided that he looks like a music teacher.
I don't know what to say about this other than that drawing was my first love as a child and that from time to time I want to play in line. And to thank Mary Ann for this new affliction.
Do you like to draw?