some pencil things.
i think i am onto something important (for me) about line work. I find that the more I try to find good examples of linework I start to see some interesting things. for example when i have the lines that describe a form darker than the lines i use to wrap around the form or to shade the form, i like the result more. that way the form describing lines functions as sort of a terminator or core shadow, like on this page with the nose in the middle:
also it feels more controlled if i start with straight lines and add curves later, like on this page with the ears: