I started inking my drawing today. I had forgotten how messy I was with the dip pens. I got four spatters onto the drawing on accident, and I smeared the ink so many times. Despite these frustrations, I am enjoying inking this drawing much more that the Old Master Copy I did of one of Raphael's drawings. I think it is because the ink doesn't bleed as much and because I am more familiar with the pen and inks because I used them to make my Inktober pieces and one of my Latin Convention pieces. Before I started inking my hair, I basically redrew my face and I think it is looking much more similar to my photograph than earlier.
I have a question for anyone who is happening to read this. Should I color in the top part of my hair in the same manner as the rest of it, should I add some more line work, but not as heavy or dark as the other parts or should I leave it the way it is. I am trying to emulate the minimal detailing of Raphael's drawing on the woman's head where I think he is indicating a highlight.