So here is part 2 of the sketchbook article for 2d artist magazine. Drawing in my sketchbook has really been a key process to my development as an artist. When I was doing a lot of illustration work, I would do layers of tracing paper refining the drawing each layer until the top piece of tracing paper was the final drawing. With the sketchbook, I lay in light lines to get big shapes and refine as I continue to develop the drawing. What this does is force me to think and respond to the shapes pushing to make each shape pleasing to look at. As I'm doing this I begin to break up the shapes in the light and shadow or what I call the light group and the shadow group. If you look at some of these drawings you can see where I made decision on breaking up the big shapes into light and shadow. Also I will add patterns of light and dark that sometime are just pattern like the body of the big fish with teeth. My landscape sketches are studies of light and dark pattern. It's the way our natural eye sees. I'll continue tomorrow on my rambling of light and shadow.