Pens lines can be effective... but a little boring. The idea behind this image was to add a little moment and dynamism to a product image by lifting the pens lines up off the paper and having them interact with each other.
Each pen was shot individually in a similar position using the same lighting to ensure consistency. Then they were composited together. I made a custom brush from an image of a pen stroke which was coloured and warped into the shapes we can see.