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Recently I've been branching out via Skillshare classes and experimenting with design formats I have never used. This was my first foray into calligraphy.

I have learned two good lessons in this class:

1) Calligraphy and I are not well suited. The precision needed for it and the shakiness of my hands are not a good blend. 

2) I absolutely LOVE the pilot parallel pen and it's possibilities. Thank you so much, Alice, for introducing me to this versatile tool.

That said, I am not including pictures of my messiness, just the final tat I worked out. Part of the roughness of the lines is bleed but most is because my hands twitch when I try to draw a precise line.

I knew I wanted a butterfly. I have a "butterfly garden" of tats down my right thigh and I wanted to add another. 

Here's one of the early drafts.

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Here's the final for me to take to my tattoo artist.

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And here's the placement on my leg.

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This was such a good class even if I've learned calligraphy won't be one of my regular pasttimes.

Thanks again, Alice.

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