Might do a bit of distressing to make it look old, but I think this is basically the end of the regular painting. When I do one of these, I like to make a copy and run it through the "Threshold" adjustment in Photoshop to turn it into pure black and white. If it's readable that way, chances are good the final illustration will also be. I'm am reasonably happy with this one :)
Oh, the text won't stay in the final deliverable, but it just doesn't look like a pulp cover without it, so I threw it on as a spaceholder.
11 years ago