Very cool Tutorial Nyx.
I heartily agree with and am a constant user of Prismacolor Pencils (i heven't worked with markers, but have been using colored pencils in my art for ages), as well as the Micron Pigma ink pens for inking. Love them!
Oh and as a side, yes, Acrylic works wonders for highlights post pencilling. No worries about waxy residue with a good brush and paint. It's one of the few times i'll break out with the paints again since college...
Edit: Prismacolor pencil work, just colored pencils, no marker backs (Birthday card Circa 1996)
Some (shoddy) marker work... with Prismacolor Pencils on top... Note that unlike Nyx, I used crappy markers on this job... hence... crappy color... I should have used all pencils (or decent markers) and it would have turned out better...
(Art project Circa 1994)
The first one is the Front of the card, the second is the back of the card... This was done as part of a collaboration where 52 artists each created a single card, each a different card from the deck... My old Roommate was the curator for this art project (Shown in San Jose State in 1994), and when one of her artists backed out last minute, she had me as a "backup Artist" LOL. Hence i got a nice Face card rather than just a plain "number card"
Nyx does AMAZING things with markers and pencils... I've always drifted towards more pencil work than anything else... but even then, when i was in college, my skills were Crappy compared to some of the amazing talented artists around me.... hehe and looking at my fellow gurus here... some things never change