View from Canal Park looking at Duluth downtown. This is a plein air (on-site) ala-prima rendering. Open pen ink drawing is difficult enough in the studio, and usually out in the field a technical pen is more expedient, but the pen personality of an open pen is so distinctive and yields such a different outcome, that sometimes I just grab it and go. There is little room for error in this style because the vertical lines betray any slip of the hand. In the trees and even flags, some margin for error exists. Yes, I did use a straight edge for the flag poles, so?
Wind and shifting conditions, along with sunlight eye glare on white paper can make it even tougher. When you are done, the results are not as smooth as a studio piece, but a freshness exists that makes the rendering more . . . well, you say it.