This landscape that you see here, I honestly feel, is one of my stronger ones even though it’s the first real effort at landscapes.
This was done in pen-and-ink on 7×10 paper. To be honest, what I like about it is the strong use of values here. In the foreground, we have a very dark value employing the popular technique of repoussoir. That’s a French term which loosely means “to push back”. It was quite popular with Baroque era artists as well as more contemporary ones like the landscape painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) and James Gurney, fantasy painter and creator of Dinotopia. I’ve used it in my comics too. Anyway, the technique is handy for establishing spatial depth in a painting. No matter what, you’ll definitely know what’s in front.
The stippling was done with markers, namely a Pigma Micron pen and a Pilot V-Razor Point.
I’m quite proud of this solid effort.