I enjoy pen and ink and drawing. I enjoy painting is an entirely different way, but my first love is drawing. Here I've done pen and inks of the same scenes (all local scenes), These aren't really the same as a value study of the scene but close. They force me to really break down the values into 5 to 7 values. The pen and inks I concentrate on values, yes, but texture is the other element that I like to play with. I do value studies for painting and drawings, especially when I do plein air but they are quick and in three values only, I carry markers in black and gray when I'm out painting. In the studio I should do more value studies and thumbnails, but I get lazy.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.