Here is a fateful experiment to see how inks interact with Copics. This brand, while great for its delicate four-color ability, melts out like watercolor pencils under Copics. Possibly usable, since we can then draw fresh "strict" lines on top of "melted" lines for neat effects, but kinda too risky to use on a real piece at the moment.
Here's something quite different. Rejected sketches to a splash image concept. I did these totally digital, something I rarely do, but the KNKL method helped a lot. I took inspiration from the One Piece Color Walk illustrations and stuff like that.
I imposed an arbitrary theme, a New Years' monkey buddy hanging out with the main dood, since these were pitched around January '16. This episode is them competing in a Japanese-style school field day.