(above) colored by Tom Smith 10/02
(below) Mitch's pencils
I was commissioned to ink Mitch for the first time with this 
piece. What I found fun about this and the commissions to
follow was that Mitch was, like myself, a big Perez fan and 
it's obvious that it influenced him in his art style. I considered
using a little more quill than usual to try to get that Perez
inking touch but the board I was working on was impossible
to use quills on without some heavy bleeding occurring. So
I jumped into it with brush and markers as usual.  I added
a good share of zip-a-tone and spatter to really play up that
cosmic display.  Completed early October 2002.
Mitch Ballard's Album: current commissions gallery