I've been working on this for a couple of days--my effort for the Victorian House In-Your-Style Challenge. I was happy with my original pencil drawing, but less than pleased with the performance of my dip-pen and india ink on Bristol board. I used the thinnest nib that I think exists, but the lines weren't crisp and splattered a bit (and I didn't push, only pulled the pen). I then went over some of the lines with my .3mm Faber Castell Pitt pen--which I would have used initially but knew I wanted a thinner line than a .3 & that's the smallest one I own--and now it looks even messier (I did the tree on the left & its fence with just the Pitt pen & it looks ok.) I would appreciate any feedback. I probably just need to invest in some smaller Pitt pens (.2, .1). My other issue is that, no matter how I approach this, I can't seem to "draw a straight line" as so many non-artists claim all the time! Whenever a line is longer than the span of my hand can manage in one sweep, I just can't draw a nice even-looking line. I know I could have used a ruler but I wanted a free-hand drawing; maybe that's just an unreasonable expectation--or else I'm unaware of some technique that would help me draw straight!
It looks great to me Jayne. I think if the lines were perfect or close to it, it wouldn't give it any character but that's my opinion. I know exactly what you're talking about ~ a line is longer than the span of your hand. I'm basically a newbie so I can't give you any advice...lol.........hope someone with a technique will leave a comment.