"Oh dear," I thought. The McCoy on the right looks much more lifelike, doesn't he? But the McCoy on the left, the faded-looking one, is closer to the actual drawing.
Looks like I have some work to do. Sure, I could just save the darkened image, post it on my blog and claim that the drawing had always looked this way. Instead I've decided to go back to the original drawing and try to darken it up a bit. You know, challenge myself. I don't know if I have any pencils dark enough, so I might have to get out some charcoal pencils. We'll see.
So Dr. McCoy is officially back under the "work in progress" label.