This image has been swimming around in my head for over a year. When my best friend died, I imagined his three favorite wizards coming to his gravestone to pay their last respects. It’s something he would have gotten a real kick out of, I think. I finally got around to drawing and inking it today. Originally, the only two words were in the first and last panels. It was supposed to be a completely silent affair. But Harry Dresden remained true to his nature and broke the moment with his trademark, “Hell’s Bells.”

 

Tools of the Trade

Here are some of the tools I use when making art.

 

For larger artwork I use Strathmore Bristol Pads 11X14.

For art on-the-go I adore my Sketch Wallet.

My pencil of choice is a Pentel Graphgear 500 with .7mm blue or red lead. <— This and my Sketch Wallet are the two tools that go with me everywhere.

For inking, I’m digging Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens.

While I’ve tried lots of different writing software solutions I keep coming back to old reliable: Microsoft Word.