The Bad Anchor Point and Path
In the vector ornament design shown in FIGURE 4.2, the anchor points are the correct type, but their handles are used incorrectly. They’re not parallel with one another, so the Bézier curves look less elegant, and the visual continuity of the overall path is lost. A consistent creative process that utilizes PPP and The Clockwork Method (introduced in Chapter 5) will help you steer clear of this problem. At this point, the goal is simply to recognize that something is definitely not right. The end result of bad anchor points and paths is a less graceful form, and thus the final art is more clunky.