I didn't realize how washed out this image is! Here is a detail of my latest painting which starts with an acrylic ink line drawing done with a fine nib dip pen on a very smooth gesso surface. This is just 3 of the 5 figures in the piece. I was able to get excellent detail with the dip pen but not much variation of line width. Fortunately, I did get some variation in the depth of color. Burnt Sienna is a nice choice for the line work as it isn't harsh like black but holds its own in a painting. Check out my other blog to see the painting progress.