It's really nice to have something to trace first! I've also noticed there is a distinct difference with which pens you use. The Docraft Watercolour dual-tip pens were really easy to use and look pretty smooth. On the other hand, my Sakura Pigma was a lot harder to use. The tip is super soft and so required a lot more control. I'm not sure if it's my lack of skill or whether my pen is already frayed but i struggled keeping the upstrokes neat. Most of the ends look frayed )-: My Tombow calligraphy pen was easier to use but because the tip is so thin, it really shows my unsteady hand!