I'm often asked why I add so much detail and spend so much time on the pencil illustration if I'm just going to vector it up! If you are an illustrator then you will easily understand why I do this. I love to draw! No matter how far technology will push the arts it will never replace that relationship I have with a pencil in my hand. Lead on paper is an amazing process. It conveys emotion and has such an organic feel that I've spent the majority of my life with. It's home! this Optimus Prime Illustration was one of hundreds of illustrations that I labored over only to "re-draw" in vector. In my estimation it's worth it. Illustrating pushes my design skills and designing forces me to push my illustrations!