All of a sudden, continuous line became the topic of the day. When I attempted to sketch like this in the past, I gave up after 30 sec - too hard, too wonky ... too much of the wrong thing indeed ...but now I cannot seem to do it differently.
I covered the pages with gouache to hide the original sketch and/or multiple mistakes. My first sketches had lilliputian proportions - I stared too much at the objects I guess and not enough at the page. I became frustrated with the initial choice of subject - a complicated crystal fruit bowl with a lot of carved details - and I switched for something more familiar.