STAGE 1 — PENCIL 

After choosing the right image, I start drawing over it using vellum paper, my trusty light table and a sharp pencil. 

STAGE 2 — PEN

Once I've got my pencil drawing, I once again draw over it, but this time around I use a sketching pen. 

STAGE 3 — WACOM PEN

Finally, after scanning and uploading this last drawing, vectorizing it with Illustrator, I use my wacom tablet and pen to colorize it.