...Someone in a prior post asked me to show what I'm using to draw. The pencils I use are Ticonderoga HB pencils, available at any office supply shop. The brush I'm currently using, because I ruined a half dozen and decided to go cheap, is a Princeton Neptune synthetic watercolor brush, size 0. (The one pictured is a size 4.)
I like this brush because it's small enough to get pretty good detail, but it holds enough ink that I can fill in the big black areas pretty easily. And the ink I use? Good ol' Speedball ink.
...The paper I use is Strathmore pre-ruled bristol board. I mentioned that before I think. I use Strathmore because, frankly, I consider Canson to be a bastard paper. Something about the surface, the weight, I dunno, but Strathmore seems to be superior for both sketching and drawing. I will say, I think the Strathmore blank bristol board is better quality than the pre-ruled stuff, but anything to save me five to seven minutes of work.
Big update tomorrow I hope - I've got a big batch of rough pencils waiting to be scanned!