This is an example of how a page looks before it becomes final art. I work on tracing paper first because of the tooth. I like the feel of it. I found a giant stack at a thrift store years ago, so it's the good old kind.
Then I transfer it over to the 1ply plate Strathmore paper and then ink it.
It's always kinda sad, inking over the pencils. But with the way technology has changed, I might be able to do a pencil only book someday.