6 Inking the drawing
With the artwork in this trilogy of books I evoke the graphic, linear art style of Walter Crane, Alphonse Mucha and Jean Giraud (aka Moebius). Like these masters, I begin my final image with an ink drawing. I enlarge my final drawing to a size I feel comfortable at inking (usually 200 per cent larger than the printed version) and lay a sheet of vellum over the drawing. I ink on vellum using Staedtler Pigment Liners. These technical pens lack the sketchy flow of my preferred dip pens, but their tight, constricted line width is perfect for a science-fiction story.