I don't usually post much process stuff, but I thought I'd change that today. Here are a couple rejected sketches I submitted for an illustration I'm currently working on. The article is about mystery authors here in Pittsburgh, and the client wanted a "film noir" feel.
I'm not exactly sure what the protocol is about posting works-in-progress, so I'll hold off on showing you the approved sketch until the final illustration runs. Personally, I'm still really sold on the bottom sketch--so much so that I might ink and color it up anyway, just for my own use. We'll see!