The Bad Anchor Point and Path
Figure 4.2 The anchor points in this vector ornament design are the correct type, but their handles are incorrect. They aren't parallel with one another, so the Bézier curves look less elegant and you begin to lose the visual continuity of the overall path. A consistent creative process that utilizes PPP and The Clockwork Method (which will be covered in chapter 5) will help you steer clear of this problem. At this point, the goal is simply for you to recognize that something is definitely not right. The end result of bad anchor points and paths is a less graceful and more clunky shape.