Charcoal Landscape

landscape in charcoalThis is a sketch I did in the moleskine this morning using charcoal. It is not of anywhere in particular, I was just experimenting again. What I like: Some of the buildings, the industrial cranes, and the boats.

What I don't like: The attempt at the aeroplane. The smoke from a few buildings being overdone. The lack of differentiation between land and water (though this may not be a bad thing, it is something I wanted to happen, but couldn't see how to do). The hills on the left at the back and the far hills on the right.

Generally though, apart from the colour chart and tone chart, which I like a lot for some reason, this is my favourite to date. It's got a lot wrong with it - but I feel like there is some progress. For me, it just beats the mug.