Last update a detail sneaked in and it may be a good time to share my rule with you.
I came to the conclusion to emphasize an outline not more than three or occasionally four times.
Often I directly sketch with permanent ink and a fine nib, when I do use a pencil, I usually don\'t erase.
I start my sketches, using landmarks, often with faces, I start with the glasses, nose, Hair, cap or eyes. Instead of working with shapes, I directly sketch what I see, keeping reference points and letting those lines stay, even if they\'re not correct, because I can come back later and emphasize them if they seem important. If they\'re not important, no need for emphasizing them in the first place. If I do it a third time, I closely pay attention whether it\'s justified to emphasize again, with a white gel pen probably, to let it stand out even more.
More pronouncing the lines than three or occasionally four times doesn\'t yield better results, so I stop there. In the closeup you can examine, what I mean. Comments, how do you do it?
Personally I think this enables me to sketch bolder.IMG_7826IMG_7825IMG_7824