It has been quite an experience trying to teach myself how to do freehand digital drawing. There is a lot of trial and error involved to put it mildly. It is very different from conventional drawing and painting. It is a lot like sculpture actually. On this project, I learned a couple of things. First of all, I have a better grasp on using the paint tool for detail work and then using the pencil tool for smoothing and blending. It's like using a saw or something to cut out a rough shape and then using sandpaper to smooth and blend the rough edges and surfaces. I have also learned how to gain better control of the paint tool. By zooming in on the subject matter, it decreases the number of pixels, which makes it easier to draw straight lines. I did the word Connecticut by using this technique.
The next state on the list will be Delaware. The state bird of Delaware is a domestic poultry species called the Blue Hen Chicken. It is called this even though there are roosters in this species of course. This will be interesting I am sure. The closest thing I have ever seen to a Blue Hen Chicken was being chased by Wile E. Coyote.