A House in the Mid-West – Ink

I now have the three books, the latest being “Rendering in Pen and Ink” by Arthur L Guptill. He suggests a huge variety of techniques and this is me trying two of them, namely using cross-hatching for darker areas and different line thickness to add variety. This is actually my fourth attempt at this scene which is from an old photograph. I’m not finding using pens easy at all – and there are many more ideas to try.