I was working with a large brush (the "proper" one I bought yesterday)today which is a good place to start because it is so hard to control (or so the book says, this is counterintuitive for me but I only have a large brush right now so...) I am still having difficulties loading a good mix of ink and water. As you can see the fish above is solid ink which ideally it would have had varied shads of ink.
While practicing I had an enthusiastic audience (the girls) and that I don't think was beneficial to concentration. They were having fun though so it was worth it.
Enjoying the weekend, hope you are too.