Seems like there's something or someone disturbing Oort's brief bit of quietude. Probably that infuriating, overly talkative Norn they keep running into...
My final contribution to the stack of art and art-related faff that I have produced for the year 2014, and I think it makes a mighty fine high point to the end of it. I actually had this done on Christmas Eve but since shortly after I finished I got caught up in the revelry I did not have enough free time to submit it. I even considered waiting another day or two but admittedly I was a bit too excited to submit it.
My verdict: How did I not switch to Copic markers earlier?! These things blend so effortlessly it's intuitive. I layer like crazy though and after a while they can get a little spotty on my smooth Bristol but honestly I'm not bothered by that because the trade-off is that the surface is so easy to work on. I expect I will be gradually using more and more of this medium, and since I got a big pad of Bristol for Christmas yesterday, this is a certainty. For the first truly ambitious piece using marker and strong lighting, I think I did pretty well. No critique on this one please; perhaps on subsequent future experiments. Looks like I didn't ruin the lines after all.
Done on 9x12 smooth Bristol with Copic Ciao and Sketch markers over multiliner. Character and art is mine but all intellectual rights and copyrights belong to Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet.