So I reblogged an art meme in my tumblr, and to my surprise, I received a request of TFA Blitzwing in A1.
It only request the expressions, but I decide to take the challenge, and draw the gestures along with the expressions. I drew some doodle sketch to get the expression and gesture right.
The first time I drew the pencil sketch, I realized Blitzwing is facing directly at the audience, and thus, seem more intimidating. After comparing the sketch with the brainstorming sketch, I decide to redraw the face, making him turn downwards to make the smile more inviting and friendly.
Seeing how my right hand is fatigue from overuse, I try to take care not putting too much strength in gripping. I start off with the 0.1 pen, the brush pen to draw the thickest outline, then the 0.5 pen to bridge the gap. That way I don’t have to draw the lines entirely with three pens, putting less workload to my hands.
Later, I shade the black parts, and finally I draw some black parts with the French Grey marker pen to add in the shading, and the red marker for the optics and mouth. The final request can be found here.