Once again, for my own amusement, I present a breakdown of my drawing process. Here is a pictorial testimony to why it takes me so long to produce a single page of artwork.
Above is the initial penciled version, including its many mistakes and confused areas.
Here is the initial inking. Note that I modified the pillars to make them more suggestive.
I am an obsessive "line-builder" No brushes for me; just hours of nit-picking embellishment.
Blobs of white-out and tiny chicken-scratch texturing and the drawing is virtually complete. (Lately, I've been using Photoshop to fine-tune may problem areas. For instance, I felt it necessary to shrink Cochlea's right arm to scale. You can see the final version HERE.)
Inevitably, this page will suffer further tweaking when I get around to adding color for the inevitable printed version (which should be available this time next year, courtesy of Fantagraphics Books) Thank you for your attention!