Drawing is and has been a fundamental skill in my development in Art. As a child I began drawing from photos in magazines tv guides and album covers that included people and animals as well as objects. I learned early on about details and shading. Penciling, because of the nature of the medium is the best medium for me to acquire the detail and shading to create form. When drawing I like to use a number of shading ranges or gradations. It is much more difficult for me to create a light than it is the shadow of an object. There must be darker shades in order to create light. Sometimes I use the bare paper to represent the highlights but it requires a gradual shading to see the glow . This was the intended effect I was trying to acquire in "Glow of Light."