First, the sketch. It takes time to have a good feel for placement as well getting spacing and balance right.
At first I tried to get every part of every character to match up. Such as, every e looking exactly the same.
I decided my graphic design exactness was getting in the way of the more whimsical feel I was trying to create. So I relaxed more and it and was a lot easier...and more enjoyable.
It's was the first time I replaced my thin sharpie with a Micron pen. I'm not that happy with the .01 as it bent not too long after using it. After using a sharpie with other projects, I wasn't used to needing a lighter hand.
|I'm using colored pencil but|
also thinking about coloring this
Photoshop for different look.
I penciled in the doodles first, then inked them in. I started with just a little bit of design, inked them in and then built on that. I like to watch the design grow by adding on in steps.