Cute girl Inked in InkScape

This is how I’m Inking and color in InkScape. I mostly use Draw Bezier tool with the shape Ellipse selected to get the lines thin at the end and thick in the middle.
Then I do the coloring in another layer and just try to get the color area under the lines. Last I put in some shadow. It is just black with alpha turned down to get the correct color.