We’ve come a long way, pen tool
Me and the pen tool, well … we haven’t gotten along so well in the past. I think we’ve come a long way since then …. using it no longer makes me want to stab myself in the hand with a spork. These days it’s more like “[tweaktweak] [squint] [tweak] Yeah! Like that!” and I move on to the next set of curves. It definitely helps that I’m starting to get a solid handle on handles (as it were), and on fill vs. stroke, and on making my own brushes and all that.
This is good, because now I can get to where I’m practicing the techniques of the art, not of the tool. And goodness, do I need some practice with that. I’m starting to feel that I’m not just so much doodling anymore as rummaging around in the various styles to see which ones I like and want to make my own.
It’s almost like I’m trying to become an artist or something.
But enough about me …
I know you’re here for the trees. :) So, here, have a tree!