Objects showing signs of decay and weathering are always of interest to me.
Capturing the mood and character of such subjects is a greater challenge in graphite than it is in coloured pencil.
Looking at these greyscale drawings, one is ‘drawn’ to the shapes, light and shadows, because there is no colour to grab your attention.
I urge anyone who is about to start drawing with coloured pencils to spend some time in the world of greyscale with graphite pencils. You will appreciate adding colour after you have grasped the principles of design, shape, tone, light and shadow.