Suzzallo Library can be overwhelming. I have sketched there with students many times. This time I wanted to focus on light and value. I started in the vestibule outside the main reading room. That area is filled with such dramatic light. I was sketching looking toward the windows. It was as if headlights were shining into my eyes, I had to squint it was so bright. The second sketch I did...I only completed the inkline on site and took a picture of the detail to later add watercolor. If you want to see my process of building up that watercolor look on my flickr site. I have the 4 stages, from inkline to finish.
Detail study at Graduate Reading Room Suzzallo Library