As promised, here is a scan of the inked version of the section of the splash page I had previously posted in pencil form:
When comparing the two, you can see where I added toÂ and changed the drawing while inking. That all goes back to what I said before about the necessity of drawing while inking, and not just mechanically tracing the pencils. I changed his nose somewhat, added texture and moreÂ disarray to his hair, fleshed out some of the backgrounds and otherÂ details and used both crosshatching and a little bit of a wash to add some values. I am coloring the piece so a lot more values will come at that stage, but it helps to have some in the inks.
Back to work!