So I'm back into this. This is actually the most complex thing thing I've ever inked, I think. Despite the large size of the drawing, which is over sixteen inches wide, the characters are still relatively small for something I normally use a brush on. So the going is slow. I have quite a few drawings to ink before the next book is ready to go to print, so I'll be inking ever morning and evening that I have free from now on.
As a side note, that Baja earthquake made its way to Southern California while I was inking Girl #1's thigh. I was so focused on keeping a smooth line, and the earthquake built so gradually, that I actually thought there might be something wrong with my new glasses. Everything felt like it was swaying, and the paper seemed to be moving underneath my brush, but since I was so planted to my desk, I never realized what was really happening till I finished the line and lifted the brush up. I guess I just thought I was having a stroke or something. The line is probably the smoothest one on the drawing so far, go figure.