Some days you just can't get it right. Here's a piece I'm working on, BEEN working on, hard at it for a "few" WEEKS now. There is a deadline.
Fantastic poem-all women should read it!
Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.
which I don't think is a word. And it better end up reading
"I'm a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me."
It's 100 lines long (OK, it's only 52). Client wants 3 copies (plus 1 for me, for next year's library show?) I CHOSE to lay it out with multi styles and sizes of lettering and spacing; it needs to be EXCITING! FORCEFUL! which also means there's multi sized guidelines in SO MANY uneven places that so far I've spent 3 days just lining & erasing & lining the copies, even using the Ames Lettering Guide and the light table. It's 18"x22" on Waterford Saunders HP watercolor paper (not cheap).
Mediums so far:
*Hiro Bronze pointed pen
*#3 1/2 Mitchell nib
*#2 Mitchell nib
So, this ends up being "an experimental exercise" or we could call it a rough.