|2. Sketchy + wash (or, in this case, actually a tone, but I'm calling it a wash)|
I think this makes it clearer why I'm leaning toward this look. For a simple character, it looks really nice. But now I've got to expand and see how this works with backgrounds, which might just need a different but similar treatment.
And, by the way, not to toot my own horn, but as this came to be, I started getting a classic Al Williamson vibe from it. Definitely something I like!
If you're not familiar with the light, clean lines of Al's work, you really owe it to yourself to go take a look.