i think i'm finally starting to make some headway on these. there really is not replacement for doing a ton of them. i killed my last sketchbook, and got this new recycled paper one, it has this nice midtone that i want to use to push my value usage. this way i'll have to build up to white, instead of knocking everything down from white paper.
still working on foreground/background
-white gel pen, 6B lead
wanted to do islands and spires
-white gel pen, 20%, 40% draft markers