Here are a couple of pics of a set of initials I drew today. After reading the tutorial I set out to draw some for the first time. I might add that the "P" is loosely based on one in the Bergling book, I didn't like the "Q" that was in there so I modified an "O" and added the tail and... wellah.
I just hauled off and drew the P on the plate in some transfer wax and cut it out. Sam, that blue stuff stuck up there on top of my vise is that Rodico I gave you. I pinched a piece off and used it to stab my pencil in to remove the dust after re-sharpening and to remove wax. It bugs me to have crud on my lead while I'm trying to draw, it may however, not bother you at all. That is just one use for Rodico.
I'll shade these and post a pic when I'm done. What do you all think about the background, should I dot punch it, stipple??? I don't want to relieve it, just treat it some way or another so give your input. I don't like a couple of the leaves in retrospect but I'll live with em'.