Today I went to the library in search of books and subjects. My intent was to sketch figures in a setting that allowed me to work on showing depth within the sketch by using lights and dark values.
I feel like I am getting closer to showing depth within a sketch. The white paper, the light values and suggestion of the books on the shelves cause us to think of the books as being at a distance from the writer. The darks increase as the focus comes to the foreground of the sketch and I think this also helps with the illusion of depth. I like the way the bits of pencil line give form without dominating the drawing. And I do think this sketch shows the focus of a writer at work.