Sanctuary - pencil sketch by Roberto Fernández Castro

Shade and detail work with pencil has capture me the mood of the building by taking note of its textural qualities. This fantasy-looking drawing is so effective because of its line work in the foreground and background.

The banks of the Darro. Gustave Doré, from Le tour du monde...

Gustave Doré - The banks of the Darro. From Le tour du monde (Around the world), by Edouard Charton, Paris,