After the legendary Jose Pepe Gonzalez. This was done using my new system, or at least working it out. I did a little digital cleanup on it above, below you can see the before and all the scribbling and writing I did on the page.
As for the system - the .9 mechanical pencil was way too big, so I've since brought down a .3 instead. The only other fail was, sadly, the Pilot Petit3 brush pen. It is my absolute favorite of all the brush pens I've tried because of 2 factors the rest lack - the ink flows fast enough and is black enough that it doesn't skip out or fade to a light grey at normal drawing speeds, and the nylon nib is quite narrow with a good point and is probably the stiffest one I've interviewed, meaning that it won't suddenly go form thin line to big fat blob-line because your hand inadvertently twitched or relaxed a bit. I suppose I haven't developed the fine touch needed for delicate brush drawing yet, and these hard fude brush pens are made for us ham-fisted beginners. The only reason it's a fail is because the ink isn't waterproof and smears out into the Tombow markers when I'm adding a wash. The scribbles across the top of the page are with the Copic Multiliner BS and BM (Brush Small and Brush Medium - those silly Japanese and their inadvertently funny abbreviations!) It's actually the first time I had tried the BM, and it turns out to be very stiff, though I wish the tip was finer. Between both of them they almost do the job of the Petit3, but are completely and instantly waterproof. So, with the new substitutions, my pen-and-marker-based ink and wash drawing system is quite possible perfected now.
The correction you can see along the top of her hand - where I tried to cover up some black ink with the Sharpie poster paint marker - was unfortunately the Petit3, so it bled into the white paint and stained it gray, which the waterproof inks don't do. At least I don't think they do. (EDIT - they do. Still need to find a replacement for the Sharpie poster paint markers.)
Playing around with some ballpoint doodles, getting frustrated because they keep cutting out on me. About to give up on them. Then I decided to move beyond all this gesture and quicksketch stuff and draw in a more finished comic book style - depicting the surface again rather than just pure form and movement, and paying attention to creating a nice finish. Ah, it felt good! Been too long since I drew like this! Rather than pencil though I did the initial sketch in light grey Tombow. And on this one I tailored the Tombow wash rather extensively - you can blend the grays together beautifully using a waterbrush and the colorless blender, as well as the standard method of using a lighter marker to blend over a darker one. I really love this combination of Copics and Tombows! If I keep drawing like this I'll begin to drop back into tight mode, something I think I really need to do.