grzessnik: TY! Like I've said before, I'm not the greatest inker as I've only really been dabbling in it the past few years. I imagine the same fundamentals apply as with other mediums. Be careful when you think you SHOULD do something.. I would think in terms of what COULD be done, and leave the SHOULD's for AFTER you find out what works and want to plan ahead. Just because a line looks fast doesn't necessarily mean it was drawn fast (although it certainly COULD have been). You might just do a few pages experimenting with line... Lines can be thick/thin, soft/hard, dark/light, straight/curved,... you can have lines that start fat and get skinny at the end (and vice versa) You can also make them fat in the middle and skinny at the ends.. etc.... Yes you want to be "loose" when you draw, but do you really want to be so loose that the pen flies out of your hand? Also, you want to be somewhat firm with your movements.. but not so firm that you tear into the paper and destroy your nib. Find the extremes first so that you can learn balance between the two... Knowing how to put down an accurate line depends a lot on experience and knowledge of the underlying structure/anatomy/proportions. However, you can restate a line if you get it wrong. Any more than three tries on a line is too much and will start to ruin the contour imo, but the fewer lines the better if you want to keep a flow to the contour. Hope it helps!
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