Two images here to describe in a very simple visual context the method I have been using to produce work of late. The first image is of the initial drawing in India ink that I produce as a starting point for my work. This particular one is a bit different for me as I don't usually start with something as object-based as this drawing, but it is a direction I find myself heading toward. Perhaps more of a discussion around that in a later post. I do these with one of my "gorilla brushes", and it usually takes a fairly short amount of time and is very spontaneous.
http://chartliej.blogspot.com/2012/11/recent-drawings.html are other examples of this method in a more abstract manner.
http://chartliej.blogspot.com/2013/01/gorilla-brushes.html is the "gorilla" brush description.
The second stage of this process involves using a variety of media including Prismacolor® pencils, charcoal pencils & sticks, and pen & India ink. Here the details and the tonal values are added to the image.