Braced. Graphite on paper, 7.5″ x 22.5″.
Here’s what I did to fix up in Photoshop CS (click for larger images):
First, I took a photo of it on my desk.
Then, I cropped it.
Desaturated and leveled a little.
After fixing up the value and the tone, I ended up with the image at the top of this entry.
Here’s a detail shot: