Hot-dog stand sketch: a behind-the-scenes look at the process

H pencil and ink (Platinum Carbon Desk fountain pen with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink).

Time to erase the pencil lines.
I did a value study (digitally on iPad) before adding watercolor washes.
The final original drawing (11 by 14 inches) next to the published version.

I can’t believe it took me so long to try a cream-cheese-slathered “Seattle dog” from Betty Aklilu’s Deez Dogz stand at Fifth Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle. Read the full column: For the owner of Deez Dogz, it’s all about connection (and cream cheese).

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