I've been experimenting lately with the style of cross-hatching that Andrea Joseph does on the images she posts at Flickr, and here on her blog. While Andrea uses mostly pencils for her work, I made a recent switch from mostly graphite sketching to ink; and that's the result of my listening to the Danny Gregory podcasts. (One might think I'm a man of little sense of self-direction in my art, and one would be right on!)
Anyway, this is my first attempt to sketch a portrain using the cross hatching technique I've picked up from Andrea and the ink from Danny's influence. I think it turned out pretty good, the eyes are much better than I thought they would, the shadows around the mouth aren't much to get too excited about.
The lip color isn't right; but hey, it's red and that's all that really counts, right? I think she'll do.
micron pen, watercolor pencils, in watercolor moleskine