Here's a progress shot of the illustration i'm working on. This is my first clean layer, done all freehand with a black prismacolor pencil. I love the creamy thickness of line the prismacolor produces, but I hate how quickly I run through them! After this layer is nailed down, I will create a final layer in black copic ink, photocopy it, and test out some tonal variations. Once i've nailed a tonal I like, I'll lay it down on the inked final layer, and photocopy the results to get it on a white, non-parchment background.
Whew that's a bunch of work. And I have one more illustration to do!
Here's the first clean layer in prismacolor pencil...
Here's the final rough layer with all the details I want included in the final illustration.