Mark making on Thursday was with graphite pencils of varying thicknesses and grades up to 8B. I experimented with ways to use the pencils - on their points, on their sides, at an angle and on their blunt end. I drew with control, smoothly and gently, or pressed hard and scribbled to discover which results satisfied and perhaps suggested landscape forms most successfully.
The drawings proved surprisingly difficult to photograph effectively but told me much, which is the main thing. It will be interesting to see how well they combine with acrylic paints ... the next project.