"Dragon Lore" Inked Lines
I like this one a lot so far. Like it enough as a line piece I'm thinking I might work on this some more to make it work as a standalone, black & white, traditional piece AFTER I finish coloring the digital version (to meet the deadline for EV).
There was a time not too long ago when I used to do nothing but black & white, pen & ink pieces. As I started doing digital coloring of my inked lines, I stopped working on my drawings 'all the way', meaning stopping short of filling in all the dark areas with various shading techniques. I like stippling (time-consuming, but the results are always worth the time) and crosshatching for shading. I like the way this drawing looks at this point, and there's a part of me that wants to see this finished with all the dark parts filled in. ^^
Moments like this remind me of my love for simple, basic art tools like biro (ballpoint pen) and pencil. Ballpoint pen has become a medium that I use in every piece -- I love the control it affords me.