A small departure from the norm

Sooo.. I picked up some bristol and a fountain pen from Michael's (before figuring out where the non chain art stores are here) .. and thought I'd give inking a try. I've messed about with various pens in the past as well as digital inking, however this is my first attempt at inking like this.. it was a lot of fun and I learned a great deal (like buy a fountain pen with a well..).

The original drawing was on pretty rough sketch paper and I had to do a little cleanup on the ink due to splatter and whatnot. It was then loaded and colored in photoshop with touchups done in Gimp.


Contest Piece

So, I saw a post on the DDO forums about a contest and thought I'd take a stab. With less than 24 hours I didn't have a lot of wiggle room.. I'm not happy with the results at all but here's what I got.. oh yeah.. I did notice the problems with the chainmail..