...because I felt like drawing Lu Meng in his Dynasty Warriors 6 traveler's robes. Digital ink, freehanded on a tablet. I tried to loosen up my lines and quit fussing over every dangblasted irregularity. I'm quite happy with the result, especially because it finally feels like progress. I used to wrestle with digital lines for hours on end and not have much good to show for it. This came far more naturally than my very first attempts with the tablet, and it's the fastest I've ever drawn something like this.
Time: About a week and a half of semi-dedicated free time from the sketch to the final, including an intermediate pencil step.
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