Before I start inks, I always make a copy of the pencils for reference. Soft leads will fade very quickly and it's usually very difficult to read.
I like to ink faces first so the character's expression is as true to the pencils as possible. After that, I'm all over the page. I don't have any specific order or direction in which I'll ink. On Jim, I like to use brush on most of it including backgrounds. Before I fill in the large black areas, I will use a quill and mark all the scratch marks, folds in clothing, or anything else that I want to come back and pop out with white at the end.
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