Continuing my experimentation with the pen & the marker I've recently wrapped up this pen & ink rendering of a home in Towson, Maryland.
What I found most interesting about this project was the return to the fundamentals of perspective. After learning the rules I find it's quite fun to break them. So much of the time I freehand the perspective, giving an image a looser organic feel. With this piece though it's more about a grounded solidified appearance to the image.
So to achieve this I decided to revisit those basic mathematical rules of perspective. Which meant the horizon line, vanishing points and breaking out the ruler. I also, for the most part, tried to keep the rendering to that of hatching (marks moving in the same direction), with minimal areas of cross-hatching (marks layered over one-another in opposite or various directions). This gives off the feeling of a "traditional" pen & ink appearance, almost similar to that of an etching. Though I still wanted those deep blacks so I used a calligraphy marker to create the foliage in the trees and bushes, also a way to help frame the home.
Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you soon!