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Great Gothic Boot Camp Challenge: Calligraphy Stroke Tatoo + Sketches and Exploration + Exercises

Exercise #1 for review. My curves could have been smoother and my down strokes more straight.

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Exercise #2:  The spiral was quite challenging for me. 

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Exercise #3: Using 3.8mm pen. 

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I also did the circular compositions in a separate paper sheet and it was more managable to make.

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Rough Sketches + Exploration

For the tatoo I wanted to create either a cicular composition or an eagle/bird. Here my sketches

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I am leaning towards the eagle or the bird.

Tatoo Project

I decided to move forward with the idea of the bird; making it look like a phoenix or peacock. Here more sketches.

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After working on these drafts I picked element that I liked from them and worked on a final version. 

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I was also thinking that it can work as a pattern with inverted birds.

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Applied feedback and iterated on the design to make the marks flow smoothly.

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