||This was the result of re-reading a bunch of the old Savage
Sword of Conan reprints that Dark Horse has recently been putting out . For this piece, I started with traditional pens
and India ink and completed a finished ink.
I'm glad I did, because it re-educated me on what I was missing out
on with microns and markers. There is just something classic
to a traditional quill pen line.
However, I scanned the results and used that as a basis to dabble with
digital inks in Painter. This process allowed me to get back
up to speed on using my pens, but allowed me to still experiment
with cross hatching styles for the finer details.
pencils can be seen here.
The color version is