The results of my second practice session with Christopher Hart's Young Artists Draw Manga. The proportions and symmetery are better,but the strokes still need to be more decisive.
Finding a good pen for this was a pain in the ass: I tried a 0.7mm Bic Velocity Gel, but it doesn't like the paper in the sketch pad. I then tried a Sharpie Precision ultra-fine, and whereas it's a little better, it bleeds a bit, and the lines aren't as fine as I'd like. A friend of mine on Facebook recommended Berol, so I suppose I'll hunt one of those down next.
I got a little more daring on the male face (I had a better idea of what I was doing, which didn't hurt), and decided to shade the eyes and neck using a combination of ink and graphite. Next challenge: full-body figures.