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DSC 20 Masato Sakai (edited)

I've been battling colds and neck/back pain this weekend and thus limited output for the last few days. Also spent much of yesterday registering my webcomic (Hexenringe @ http://hexenringe.blogspot.com) with a bunch of websites to try to get some regular readers. 
So this morning I'm jumping back on the horse with this line experiment of Masato Sakai (堺雅人) of 'Mita-San' 'Hanzawa Naoki' and 'Legal High' fame. 

This was drawn with a grey brushpen while on the train. 

EDIT
I decided to add this shaded version to show my improvements. 
Better, huh?
The ink flow was uneven in this pen so lines would be heavier than I wanted. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

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