Obviously, I did both of these line studies today, since I was busy elsewhere yesterday.
I really liked the concentric squares I did for 16, so I went back to my ruling pen just to see what effect it would have on the same sort of lines.
I’m not wild about the little tails that happen at the corners (I find it takes a little more concentration with the ruling pen to end exactly where you want to end), but that’s being nit picky. I like how quilty this looks and in fact it is inspired by the giant log cabin quilt I made earlier in the year, and the giant log cabin which inspired it.
As long as I had the ruling pen out, I thought I’d play with curvy lines. I also saw a glimpse of fabric or something on a blog that had a wonderful combination of straight, thick lines (like partly crumpled strips of paper), and wild curvy ones (like a tangle of string).
My conclusion is that ruling pens are called that for a reason. They make rules (that’s what straight lines are called in graphic design parlance). I can think of better tools for making curvy lines. It was kind of fun scribbling all over though.