I no longer fear vector art or the PEN TOOL! This lesson was created almost completely with the pen tool (and some added textures, obviously). The pen tool used to intimidate me because every time I tried to use it I had unpredictable results and ended up frustrated. Am I skilled enough to get the exact line that I’m aiming for every time? No, but I can get it pretty close now. As usual, Bobby was responsible for the basic drawing and design, but for the most part I created this image (with his direction) almost entirely from scratch.
Vector art is not something I ever expected to use. In fact, until this lesson I was planning to use a more painterly style for my future, original digital paintings but now there may be more variety.