Here is another practice page from my journal. Someone commented on the last one that they are too nice to be practice and why do I call them practice pages. Here is how I work in this journal. It is a simple sketchbook with an 8"x12" page when both sides are used. I pick a pattern or two or three that I want to practice. I place those patterns on the page randomly. I have two weaknesses (actually I have more, but we'll just talk about two). One is composition and the other is leaving white spaces. So that is what this journal is about. Once I put my practice patterns on the page, I then start to work on what will join them. Always remembering to leave the white space. So they are literally practice pages. And then I work on the shading. In this one, I have used Krugel, Fohbraid, Ruf'l. On the right, my abundie looks like it took steroids. I used shining and line drawing to even out the pages.