Happy Saint Paddy's Day everyone!
I wanted to include some thumbnails and roughs for the above image, showing how I went through a couple stages of small pencil sketches before scanning, blowing it up, and then inking using a Pentel Pocket Brush pen (a new tool for me!). This was both a material experiment and a procedural one (as I typically use technical pens, plus I tried inking the image backwards). Doing it backwards was a test in keeping myself objective about the line quality and composition after staring at the roughs for so long. I fumbled with the brush pen a bit, but that's all part of the learning process. Finally, the inked 9x12 drawing was scanned and colored in photoshop. As always, feel free to click-to-enlarge.
|cleaned up rough|
|9x12 inked drawing|