"First, I roughed out the pose I had in mind onto copy paper, and tightened it up with a Pitt Brushpen:
Then I enlarged the prelim in photoshop, and printed it out at 11x71, transferring and redrawing much of the figure onto 11x17 bristol board. I inked this version of Ben traditionally with a brush and SuperBlack India Ink. Here's "phase one" of the overall commission:
I'll keep you posted on the final product! And in the meantime, you can find more of his work at http://lostonwallace.deviantart.com/.
And here's a coloured version by Steve Downer: