Well, I just finished a 2000 word essay, so I figured I could celebrate by finishing this.
This is the companion piece to the "Beast" picture I did earlier. Same sort of stuff - set down a layer of smudged graphite and worked from there. Then I tinted it sepia-ish and darkened the whole background in photoshop, because I wanted it darker than my pencils did.
Stay tuned for the exciting finale of the project, where I (gasp!) put the pictures together!