My personal preference is for drips, but really, you can't go wrong either way- it looks great! I'm sure he'd appreciate your remembering and honoring him in this way.
If you add drips and don't like them, you can always paint over them and go back to the current paint job. Of course structural changes are less easily reversible, but nothing is impossible with a bit of patience. :)
I believe in NOT overdoing things...Beady...I think it looks amazing! What a great way to honor the Perfessor! Nice work!
The link shows the steps