I was looking at bringing a bit more texture to my digital drawings, and your inky illustrations offered exactly what I was looking for! When working digitally I use Illustrator, so this offered an additional challenge. However, thanks to your course (and a seperate Photoshop introduction course from Skillshare), I am now taking my first steps in Photoshop.
I recently moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in pursuit of my wife's career and leaving my "trade" behind. So rather than doing a "tools of the trade" excercise, I used your techniques to make a postcard of my new home town.
I started with drawing some objects that I wanted to include and making rough sketches of the composition, adding or removing objects.
Once I had a rough outline of my design I made the shapes in Photoshop and made some ink marks on paper. Besides using a pen and brush, I also used a sponge to get the texture on the left.
I struggled quite a bit working with channels, but eventually I figured it out, and started applying my ink marks to my layers. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result. It certainly is way better than any post card I can get over here, though there is still room for improvement. I'm particularly happy with how the pineapple leaves turned out. Looking forward to completing some of your other courses!