First up, is my "doodle" for the theme of the week - as I lost the ability to draw for a bit during this time, let alone tackle any sort of real project. yay. BUT! I did this the other night, and it technically HAS apples in it, so here's mine!
In the meanwhile, here's some color marker testing I've done. I've discovered smooth bristol board + copic markers = WIN. Well, at least for me.
For those not in the know, coloring on the computer frustrates me to no end. I can't figure it out, I've tried dinking around (which is the sum total of the advice given to me - along with "Oh just use SAI!" it's easy - no it's not), and frankly it doesn't act like natural media where I can see and understand the science behind it. So until I get that revelation (or find a class that's not just "oh here's how to tweak your pics and remove blemishes in Photoshop), I'll be sticking with traditional media.
This is also probably the same technique I'll use on commissions once I get the info for that up and ready.
In the meanwhile, I'm going to go find a costume and get ready to go and give a seminar today!