I've always been an admirer of the gloomily beautiful works of Jacob Van Ruisdael (Dutch 17th century). The sun rarely shines in Van Ruisdael's scenes, yet there is light, airiness and stillness.
He was also a highly talented draftsman, as the drawing below testifies.
He also tried his hand at etching very early in his career (around 1646) and some of his prints contain almost dazzling intricacy.
Would Van Ruisdael have been such a fine landscape painter without possessing excellent drawing skills? I doubt it.