For some reason, I can't leave comments at this time. I get a verification request but there aren't any letters to type...I'll keep working to figure this out. Sorry.
Thanks for the comments, all!
I've been going back and forth on using a firm line in my illustrations (as evidenced in my portfolio). I think you're right that the lines maybe have gotten a bit heavy in certain areas...I'm thinking that by varying the intensity of the line, ala Candace, I might be able to set a limit for dark/light in the fore and backgrounds.
This critique is awesome. It's exactly the kind of information I'm seeking.
Does anyone have a preference of line vs. no line in my stuff? Just wondering.