Yesterday, my friend Xuan Chen invited me to come along with her and a few friends on a hike in Ceja Pelon, in the badlands near Cuba, looking for petrified wood. It was a nice rambling day, and we saw several beautifully preserved fossils, and views of some pretty strange and remarkable country.
I'm trying to get more practice with descriptive mark-making, and quick but expressive landscape studies, so I worked this one up in ink.
I then made copies of it on heavy paper and went at it with two approaches: one with a brown wash (thinking of Rembrandt)....
...and the other with more developed color.