Over the past few weeks, I've drawing the first chorus sequence in the Art of Dying. This is one of the central sequence within the song, it's quite heavily textured and absolutely mind-blowing.
Here's my original outline of the sequence:
The next step was filling in the forground and background, giving texture to the outline.
And then I began shading, using Tria markers in 12 shades of gray, to bring out the depth.
I realized that the lettering has to been done separately and then added in with Photoshop, because the letters are quite fine and really interfer with drawing the hairline textures in the loops - the letters make it difficult to draw the textures in one continuous movement.
You can hear this sequence - which I've labelled sequence #7 - from 4:16 - 4:45 in the video below.