DRAWING...

... marks on paper, by charcoal, pencil, pen, ball pen, ink brush, felt marker,  ... mines and sticks and chunks and liquids ...  hard or soft, dry or greasy, slow or quick on the smooth or rough surface ...

 

...  has a very immediate quality, seductive by its simplicity and no-nonsense directness, an impression of the moment, not meant to be perfect.

... can be captivating by its fragile and palpable touches, determined strokes, strong dark and light contrasts, quick unfinished lines, nervous rhythms ...

... - from one-minute poses, to more documentary urban sketching, or long observational studies- , is a basic training for seeing and understanding, long before the pen touches the paper.

Many sketches are just that, training, visual research, trying out ideas.  Some drawings can be shared, and some may find their way into printmaking  ...