Working my way through a checklist of different ways to make shades of grey with solid black ink. Chessboard, Topography Map, Crosshatching, Op-Art Stripes, Stippling, Etc. Not entirely thrilled with the final result of this drawing, but it was a good exercise for me to determine what techniques work well and which can be adjacent to one and other without blending when viewed from a distance.
The end goal of these studies is to become more fluent in one color graphic illustration.
I hope to reach a point where I can render many different shades so that when the work is viewed at different distances it has a totally different vibe. A combo of Xylography / Magic Eye / Op-Art.