Hey guys! I really liked how quickly the inking went when I used the Prismacolor brush pen for the cover of Issue 15. The pages take so long due to the inking process, which can take anywhere between eight to ten hours to do. So, I figured I'd try to do a bit of practice with the pen.
I'm still not crazy about how thin the ink seems to be. I also did this in the sketchbook, which led to a bit of bleeding. But, it did go fast. The whole image was inked in about a half hour. Much better than the time it took to do the digital version. I need more practice to get better control of the pen. And maybe, eventually, a better grade of pen. The Prismacolor pens are more markers than true pens.
Until then, here's a sketch of Rarity. It was bound to happen eventually.
"I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."
-- Ray Bradbury