Before I started the inking this one, I decided to adjust the placement of the house on the board. I lowered the skyline and added some of the gravel road to the bottom. I always try to leave extra space on the board when I place my initial drawing rectangle. Sometimes I have to move the building placement around after I start the drawing and it’s easier to adjust the borders if I have extra room that I can trim later.
This is turning out to be a cute ranch with attractive brick details, including the single row quoins and the soldier courses. I like the circle top windows and the 9 panel grids. They make the large expanse of windows a little more inviting. I didn’t see that the doorway itself is slightly recessed from the covered porch area until I started the inking, but it is. I’m ready for watercolors.