here's a step-by-step of a promo Awesome Marcus Ninja piece i did recently. step 1 is the original concept from my sketchbook. step 2 is the light pencils with a 4h pencil. step 3 is the finished pencils with a 2h and hb pencils. step 4, i've added inks with a Staedtler B and S marker (with India ink). step 5 , i realized that some shadows are missing around Marcus' midsection, so i added 'em in. step 6 is the finished product, coloured in Photoshop.
what do ya think? i normally skip some of these steps, to save time but when it is done the proper way the end result is usually of a higher quality.