When I was eight years old I received a Speedball pen and nib set and the C nibs quickly became my enemy. I ripped every single sheet of typing paper I attempted to write on. But now with this parallel pen, I can create what I only used to dream of.
After working through the exercise sheets several times, I concentrated on the "kite" shape and then refined one half of it. I then used a light under my translucent drawing board to use that half as a guide. I then flipped it and competed the other side, only to smear it. It was really tempting to use my Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White, but I thought I could benefit from practice by doing it over. Besides, it's always easier when you have to do it the second time.
I have no intention of getting a tattoo. I like the rough quality of the edges I got by using Rhodia's Dot Grid paper. Once I cleaned up the motif in Photoshop, I traced it in Illustrator and turned it into a rustic repeat pattern for fabric at Spoonflower.
I really enjoyed this class and I'm off to work on Strong Lines 2.