Thank you so much for this class! I found you by accident through Facebook and I've been following your designs + WIPs since then.
For this project I'm drawing my all time fave : flowers.
The roses were inspired from your project A Wild Swan. You drew all the leaves in the 'white-on-black' technique which I loved. Also there were so many roses in all the accompanying illustrations which I absolutely loved!
The others such as baby's breath and the spiky, circular flower was inspired from this class tutorial.
I'm not in US right now but during the 9 months I spent in NY I was able to visit Da Vinci Artist Supply! It was my first time there and I ended up buying this pen although I had no idea how to use it (I do now).
It's a brush pen like you mentioned in the class. The pro is that it's pretty similar to your Japanese brush where I can draw using various thicknesses if I get my hand used to it. The con is that it's difficult to change the intensity of the ink's blackness.
I'm still figuring this brush pen, but I'm glad I finally get to use it! Here's my submission: