This is from an older photoshoot; the outfit is what is left of the school uniform from Bible Black (totally NSFW anime). The photo is actually film, one of the last times i shot a model using the medium. The switch to digital was easy and made complete sense; which in turn made the process completely digital. In my early days of rotoscoping, i would print out the photo on 11×17 and then lightbox it either on vellum or bristol. At this point, due to the Space-Gun Webcomic, i became a much more proficient digital inker. Which was apparently a rarity back in the early 2000s. The concept of digital inking (actual digital inking, not just messing with levels/curves) was foreign to a lot of people. I even had to explain my method to the inker at Aspen Comics. When showed him some inking samples, I told him it was digital. He kind of rolled his eyes and asked “By digital inks, you mean just messing with the levels…”. I had to stop him and explain I inked with a pen on a tablet. He just stared at me. I then went into my shill for Wacom and why they are the best in the industry. The inker just stared at me some more and grabbed a pen: “Wacom? How do you spell that?”. The editor overheard us talking: “Dude, we have two of those back at the office.” It was a nice moment of being ahead of the curve; sadly my inking sucked hard but I’ll take what small victory I can get.