Dave Malloy as Pierre Bezukhov (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). Colored pencil, ink pen, and Copics marker on fiberboard.
In chronological order:
1.) The under-drawing, ready to be “markered.” On this one, I started with a pencil sketch, then inked that with pen, then marked out all the highlights with white colored pencil, then colored over the whole thing with dark blue marker, which left the white pencil showing through. Then I used those highlights as guidelines for where to do further shading with colored pencils of various light blue and white colors. The result being that this first drawing actually looks more like my usual style, and the finished product looks more painterly, since the ink lines don’t show through too well. Needless to say, I really liked it this way, too, so I photographed it (I was actually in Canada when I drew this and not at home, so unfortunately I didn’t have time to scan it).
2.) The finished piece.
3.) The finished piece, a detail.