It's becoming easier to form feathers smoothly and with greater speed. I'm also finding it easier to see the whole image in order to try to plan where to go next or how to curve a single plume to fit better. Practicing does make a difference.
February 06th drawing.
February 08th drawings.
February 09th drawings. These are timy. The paper is 5.5 by 8.5 inches.
I'm slowly adding more feather motifs to my sampler quilt that I'm using as a practice sandwich. It is so much easier to make smooth feather shapes with a pen than a needle. I think "rounded tip," but my hands and the fabric sometimes choose to do "bent and lumpy."