The first one was drawn with brush pen on paper from an old Arches watercolor block. The paper has a lot of texture to it and the brush pen really picked that up. I think I like this one better than the one I posted for Illustration Friday!
The black and white version was drawn on watercolor paper too because I was planning to color it. I have a thing for black and white art though, so the color never happened. The paper is smoother than the other one, Canson Aquarelle, and I used both the brush pen and my crow quill and ink.
Funny isn't it, how different styles of finishing a sketch can have such an effect of the feel of it? I haven't decided if I'm done with this yet. If I try anything else I'll post it here!