Two last hints from the Purcell book that we've been looking at all week.
"Keep your strokes few and simple. Watercolor is like golf - the fewer the strokes the better the game. Every time you go back over a previous brushstroke you weaken it's power." --Carl Purcell, Painting with your Artist's Brain, p.28
I think this also applies to pen and ink (and brush and ink).
Color Choice "Flood rich colors into the shadows and avoid flat, ugly darks."--Purcell
I think that where you put the rich colors and where the flat areas are depends a bit on your medium. But it is an interesting idea to think about in relation to your favorite mediums - where are the flat areas and how can you jazz them up?
Tip from me: if you watch NFL playoffs and sketch, without a pencil outline, your sketch is likely to come out skewiff, as my poor copy of Luca Signorelli's Head of an Old Man above. :D
Have a good weekend everybody! I'm off to celebrate a 3rd birthday!