So I got out the pen again tonight and switched the tip. I put in a more pinpoint type tip. I then did most of the same things that I did on the first picture tonight.
Both of the objects, to me, seem to look better with the more accurate tip. The lines look better and the curves look better. The curves I still need to work on, but the lines themselves to me look better with the sharper tip.
So I think for most of the drawings I'll be using that sharper tip...at least until I get better at it. For now the tip makes better pictures, so that's what I'll be using!!!!