I’m in two minds…whether I should increase the marks or decrease the marks and make it simpler? Or is it just appropriate??

I find lots of pencil/colour pencil drawings of cats for reference, but somehow not so many reference works are available for cat drawings with a pen, in particular, a ballpoint pen. The line drawn with a ballpoint pen is sharper compared to that drawn using a pencil, so even if I try drawing mimicking the pencil drawing, the outcome looks pretty different, especially the textures feelings.

My guess is probably I will need to add thin lines a lot more to make the texture feel denser or go into the opposite direction and make it whiter with less lines. It also depends on what type of cats I am drawing; i.e. if I draw a white cat, I will definitely use much less lines.

The trial-and-error is to be continued…