While working on my whimsical submission for the DrawerGeeks topic of aliens a few weeks ago, I toyed with the idea of working up a second concept in more of a graphic novel/sketchbook style. I never got past the preliminary sketch stage, but I like the direction it was going in so I thought I might post it here.
I find that I really prefer to ideate and sketch using a pen; not always, but depending on the subject matter. I like the immediacy that drawing in ink forces you to contend with. I get a lot of happy mistakes that would otherwise not ever get recorded were it not for the permanency of the ink stroke. I sometimes revisit a drawing done with pen and view it as though it were done by someone else; that is how differently my mark making becomes when I draw with pen.
There is nothing like a gigantic alien staring down at a hapless human to bring into sharp relief the question of man's dominance of the universe.