This one started as a pencil sketch. Then I scanned it into Painter and drew it properly with the crowquil brush, varying the point size between 2 and 3.5. I love the freedom Painter is giving me. I get the feel of a real India ink dipped pen, but with the computer's completely forgiving eraser option.
It's been ages since I've done a sketch for Illustration Friday. There's a good reason for that. I've been busily working on an illustration for a commercial client. Most of that was done in Painter too. I'm happy to report that the work was received enthusiastically by the client. I'll blog about the creative process after the image is up on his website.