Personal improvement project

One of the newest things at work is giving us a chance to do a little personal improvement time during work hours. I was given a choice of what to improve, so I asked to work on drawing and artistic skills since I thought it would help me do something I've wanted to do for years.

Today was my first attempt at this. I only had an hour, but I thought I would post the results. I'm not an artist, but I have ideas.

2013-07-23 downtown-cedar-rapids-iowa4

This was a trace of the Cedar Rapids skyline from a random picture I found on the Internet. It is mainly leaning toward my desire to have an ink and watercolor-inspired cover for my titles, but (obviously) my muscle memory and techniques are a far cry from where it needs to be before I'm making covers.