Lake Merritt Pillars

I met a couple friends over in Oakland to sketch near Lake Merritt. On the north side of the lake, a path of pillars runs in a semicircle around the border of the lake. In the middle is this open-air structure.

This was my first time using watercolor pencils - or color of any kind - in my drawings.

I like the play of the strong lines from the pen, and the gentle gradients of watercolor. I'll have to play with it more to find a combination I really like.

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