Gaia Commission: Ryuna Bloodmire 01
 
Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence the past few days, have been flat out with work and study! Started on this one yesterday. Every now and again I log on to Gaia Online (have been a member since 2013) and accept a few commissions for stress-free warm up sketches. This unicorn boy is a commission for Gaia user Ryuna Bloodmire. I'll be uploading the finished lines and flats as well as progress shots so you can see some of my processing.

I'm using Manga Studio EX 5 for this picture. For the draft I use a pencil tool with a relatively large size and then for the line work I switch to the pen tool and reduce the thickness to less than half. I alternate my sizes as I work and always start inking (and drawing) from the face.