To punch up the shading, I use my rectangular, pressuresensitive marker brush, to produce a smooth gradient. I push some side details back and add an airbrushing of black to the top of the wagon and underbelly, to show it’s rounded away from the light source. To pull out subtle highlights I use a marker tool and select a dim grey from the ship side.
I love monochrome marker illustrations. A smart step to take before adding any extra visual effects is to create a new empty layer, and create a light effect using LensFlare Studio. Because flares require a flattened image, I’m going to make a duplicate. I depict the flares with a blue LED hue. They’re small but powerful. They serve as the equivalent to a candle-powered lamp hanging off of the wagon. I finish off by adding some red beacons and throw a weathered name on to the craft.