This was supposed to be a quick practice sketch to get me going on my other work, and it turned into this. This was done entirely in illustrator. The sketches were done using the pencil and brush, and all the "inking" and coloring was done via the pen tool.
The pen tool is, indeed, quite beastly. If I was faster with it, I would likely use it more than the brush tool for inking for the sake of more powerful control over the thickness of lines and such.
This deviation is marked to encourage advanced critique. I'm mostly looking for critiques regarding the shading and the line work, as I foresee myself using this method for class projects and possibly other things, though not EGS because it would update maybe once a week if I used this method
Also, since I'm looking for critiques? The download size is fairly huge.