In my retouching my main goal is always to keep the realism intact. It is really easy to cross the boundary and make the image look more like digital painting… and there is nothing wrong with that if that is your goal. However, I like when a photo looks still like photo, skin still looks like skin… and yes, that means keeping some imperfections in. How much, depends on the image and style.
As I have been having some cramps after prolonged use of the pen, I’ve decided to do some research. And this is the result of the research, let me introduce you to: Plus Ergo Grip for Wacom Pro.