Here is my second project for this class. It’s from a hand drill that I use for drilling holes in model railways. I did the third one first. The background is a solid shape with the object overlaid on top.
I found I had to redraw some of the lines within the object after I did the overlay so the black areas on the other two are separate shapes themselves. My first idea was to have all the backgrounds completely black but I felt it would create more visual interest to give some shape to the backgrounds on the second and third ones. I found it awkward to work with the pen tool,
I’m more comfortable drawing freehand with the brush tool. I’m including a simple drawing I did with the brush tool as an example.
I am going to have to experiment some more with the pen tool. Maybe over draw some photographs.