Friends! I've put sketch cover commissions on my website and wanted to chronicle the progress of one here. A faithful reader has commissioned Red Koi vs The Swan King! So here is part 1...the scribbles: Part 2: Tightening up my lines... Part 3: Laying in my first inks. At this stage I want to identify key features and leave others as pencils that I can further refine. Part 4: Inking the larger sections and details. Part 5: Almost there. Filling in the background and adding battle damage. Part 6: Final touches adding the corner and barcode bow details.