I was working with a student of mine this afternoon. Gabe is a talented artist in Michigan concentrating on his visual development skills. I used a drawing I came up with in 2006. It was a ball point pen doodle that I thought would look interesting in color. The original sketch is followed by the Photoshop rendered version. I used a few different techniques and emphasized getting the color you want and going with it in a direct painterly manner. It's fun to see how pigment can affect a simple black line drawing. I enjoyed this demonstration. Some fundamental advice for up and coming artists. Get your analog basics down and you'll become a better digital illustrator.