Things are a bit slower than I would like around here. If anyone has followed my Tweets on Twitter, they will see I have been dealing with my usual bouts of insomnia again. My problem is I can't shut my brain down to get some sleep. Add a little bit of worrying and that makes the sandman stay far away.
With so little work and so many hours in the night, I bounced around from art board to art board while listening to the various podcasts I subscribe to. First there was MacBreak Weekly. More tech with Tekzilla. An episode of Diggnation. The Battlestar Galactica Podcast (featuring series creator Ron Moore providing commentary on the previous aired episode), and lastly, two episodes of No Agenda with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak. All keeping me company until 5am.
I finally played with a PITT Artist Pen BIG Brush I bought about a month ago. This is an oversized version of the brush pens you have probably seen artists use for convention sketches. I photographed it on a piece of art to give it scale. It is actually very easy to use and I got some great lines out of it.
Both the Tigra and Black Canary below were done with this pen. I did use some smaller Micros (05 & 08) for some of the details like Tigra's stripes.