So, as my first post here, I'd like to share with everyone my current experiment. Because of my lack of exposure as a freelance illustrator (working on that, btw), I've just been trying to build up my portfolio with work. Since a recent incident in my life which had me part ways with my Intuos 4 tablet, I've gone back to traditional media. I can safely say, I've never used markers before December, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I picked up a set of warm and cool gray Prismacolor Markers (really wanted Copic markers, but I'll acquire those soon enough) to try out. The subject of choice: women from X-Men. I started this series of illustrations with Storm, of whom I did not color with the markers (started this subject before they were purchased). Since then, each one has been used as a model to test my ability to effectively generate color in shades of gray. So far I've been pleased with the results, but I know I can push things farther. Any type of critique or advice would be appreciated.