The following three images are stages of an illustration I did for a friend of mine who is both a Man-Thing and a Gator fan. I did this drawing in October of 2010. I’d been working a lot at the Day Job and hadn’t been at my drawing table in quite a while. It was the first drawing I’d finished in months.
The first stage is the final inked drawing with the contrast adjusted to get good solid blacks.
The second stage is the scan of the final, marker toned art.
For the final version I combined both the first and second versions in Photoshop and set the layers to “multiply”. This gave me both the solid blacks I wanted and the variety of the marker tones of the original. Someday it might be fun to color this too.