The art process on this one was a bit different. Like usual, I sketched the panel layouts digitally. But instead of also inking digitally, I decided to try traditional pencils. One reason was to try out my new Huion light pad. Let me tell you–I had put off even thinking about buying a light box, because in my mind, they were what they were 20 years ago–a bulky box that took up an entire desk and had lightbulbs in it.
So anyway, I got a light pad for Christmas. I printed out the digital sketch, and used the light pad to trace over it in pencils. Then I used a softer pencil to shade. After scanning the pencils in, I adjusted the levels to darken up the linework, and tried out a different approach to coloring. In the last two panels, you can see the effect.