Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars - Process

Anyone who knows me or has followed this blog knows I like drawing Dejah Thoris. And today I revisit my favorite Princess of Mars. I also thought I would share the process, as short as it is.

Below is the sketch I worked out on a piece of 11" x 17" copy paper. I am drawing with a Vermillion Col-Erase pencil. I like to sketch with a color because something about a regular lead feels permanent. With a color pencil I just get loose with the drawing. With graphite, I start worrying about every line. So the lounging Dejah is here with her sleeping pet Fluffy.
The next step was to transfer the sketch to a piece of Strathmore Bristol Board, which I did on my light table. For the most part she is ready to ink. I will probably add little doodads to her as I ink. And that will be done for tomorrow. :)