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Character sketches in pencil

Pencil sketches of Lauren, Patty, and their boy by Von Allan
Head turnarounds in pencil of Lauren from WOLF'S HEAD by Von Allan

These are pretty loose pencils, but I since I ink my own work I generally find loose pencils are a much better and quicker way for me to approach my art. My pencils kind of evolve as I ink anyway; it's not unusual for me to ink for a bit, then switch back to pencils to tighten or correct something, then move right back into inking. I can also do a bit of a weird fusion; while I tend to pencil "traditionally" (i.e.: with an actual pencil on actual paper), I usually do some digital pencilling, too. Partially that's because I often "flip" my pencils so that I can see them in reverse, which is easy enough to when working digitally as I do. And partially because corrections are much faster with digital pencils, at least in my experience.

Whatever gets you to the final image, eh?

Wolf's Head by Von Allan

Link to Von Allan's Wolf's Head comic book series

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