Did up this sketch for the Bic: Express Yourself competition, where you had to create a drawing from a predetermined squiggle. I actually made a point to use only Bic products for this (4 colour pen, Kids colour pencils, and a 4x4 Grip Permanent marker). It certainly created some different challenges to drawing solely onto the computer with the wacom tablet.
I must say though I am a big fan of sketching with ballpoint pen.
Have got a bit of correspondence lately from some kids who have discovered that I did the designs for the Pawphans plush. Its always great to get letters, photos and illustrations from the kids who collect and play with the product. I reckon it has to be the primary motivating factor to what we do in the toy industry.
I always try to respond to their letters and draw them up a sketch with their own characters in.
Here's one I did just recently for a girl named Amy who sent me her sketches of her Pawphans "Cuddles" and Blacky".