I went down to Long Beach Island yesterday and took a bunch of photos. Today I was trying to do a value pattern sketch - A large dark (figure and fence), small light (ocean), in an overall mid value (sand and sky). I may want to do this as a watercolor at some point and having this sketch as reference will be an asset. Squinting a whole lot while drawing and painting may not look attractive, but it definitely helps me see values and shapes more clearly. See my reference photo and more shots of LBI on my web log.