Committing a design to permanent ink is one of the most stressful steps of my creative process (aside from maybe paint mixing.)
Perhaps therein lies the benefit of the digital age, the hard-lined phase of an illustration doesn’t come with the pressure of perfection when there’s an “undo” key. For me, though, I’ve always preferred the sharpness of the pen/brushstrokes. Or maybe I’ve become one of those stubborn, stuck in the old ways artists.
Regardless, these designs won’t finish themselves. More on this piece as I make more progress.