These are a few of my early pen and colored pencil sketches of Asheville.  This is what Asheville looked like when I moved here in 2000.  These sketches were completed in 2001 and 2004.  

"Pack Square" downtown Asheville in 2001.  Pen and colored pencil.  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

"Pack Square" downtown Asheville in 2001.  Pen and colored pencil.  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

This sketch was done on top of the parking deck, looking down on Wall Street, in downtown Asheville.  Pen and colored pencil.  "Laughing Seed"  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

This sketch was done on top of the parking deck, looking down on Wall Street, in downtown Asheville.  Pen and colored pencil.  "Laughing Seed"  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

Such a beautiful view, I had to do a sketch after lunch.  Instead of Max's Celebrity Grill, you will find The Twisted Laurel at this location now, not far from the courthouse in downtown Asheville.  Pen and colored pencil.  "The Jackson Building."  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

Such a beautiful view, I had to do a sketch after lunch.  Instead of Max's Celebrity Grill, you will find The Twisted Laurel at this location now, not far from the courthouse in downtown Asheville.  Pen and colored pencil.  "The Jackson Building."  Copyright © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

And yes, I did sketch the Biltmore Estate on several occasions after I first moved here.  A big undertaking, and since I was always on site, I was not able to finish in one sitting.  Here is one of those sketches.

Pen and colored pencil.  "Biltmore Estate" Asheville, North Carolina.  Undated, but most likely 2001, because the sketch after this one in my notebook was also done on the Biltmore Estate and was dated May 2001.  Copyright  © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  "Biltmore Estate" Asheville, North Carolina.  Undated, but most likely 2001, because the sketch after this one in my notebook was also done on the Biltmore Estate and was dated May 2001.  Copyright  © 2001 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.