Illo background elements, 2011, graphite.
Here's an in-process look at the background elements for the Drinking Deity drawing found in my gallery. Given how these were to appear in the final image, I inked them with a dead line. I haven't done that in a long while. Oof! I can't say I cared for them as standalone images. I have renewed respect for those folks who do great things with a dead line. Also, it makes me wonder if I lean too much on line quality to make an image interesting.