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Savage Sword
Pen and Ink

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LilMe_SmallGIF.gif (3678 bytes) 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.

The original pencils can be seen here.
The color version is here.


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