Here's the original from "The Fantastic Four" #5 by Jack "King" Kirby and Joe Sinnot:
Rather than my usual colorized black-and-white gouache paintings as done in some previous posts, this was done with charcoal on 12" x 18" Dick Blick Sulphite paper (80 lb). For those of you who just can't get enough of the process, here it is. For all the rest, be prepared to be bored!
I also settled on how I wanted Ben's pirate hat to look and, for my amusement, changed the original background guy in the panel to vaguely resemble a better-known pirate from a certain movie series.
Done with charcoal on 12" x 18" Dick Blick Sulphite paper (80 lb.) and colorized in PhotoShop.
Now that I look at it, I almost like the black-and-white charcoal drawing better than the colorized version. Sigh... On top of that, in comparison, I think Kirby did a better job of capturing the pathos of Ben Grimm (well, he **IS** the "King", after all).