When it comes to character art, I did a three-step process. First was to use pencil and sketch the figure. Second is the inking, and that is when I get a little bit of shading into the picture with cross-hatching and linear shading, much like when one would with a colored pencil, but using my pens. Third is using my Prismacolor markers and using darker colors to get the shading more defined. Also for uses of light and magic auras, a little of the light shining off of the figure really makes it stand out.
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