NOTE: I am not responsible for any type of damage, either by loss of information, physical or economical, due to the use of this technique. You have been warned.
Step 1: Before Starting . . .
Step 2: Before Starting (2)
3. You are ready to begin.
Step 3: Drawing on Your CD
1. The basic of this technique is to have a still, smooth hand. Take some diazepam to stop your shaking (if you have any, hehe). Press play on the Walkman. Place the pen SOFTLY on the CD, do not press too hard or the CD will run slower, but make sure you keep its speed steady and draw slowly. While drawing, look at the line you draw. If the line flickers, keep drawing on the same spot, moving the pen slowly up and down the area you want to draw on. You can move further once the line doesn't flicker. If you leave the line flickering, once you stop the CD from spinning, only a fraction of the line you tried to draw will appear.
2. You can change colors, mix them, or etch different lines with different sizes and colors. You can even draw a rainbow on your CD, which looks cool.
3. There is another technique I discovered while experimenting on these CDs. If you keep drawing a line, for about 15 seconds, you can place your finger on the line, soflty, and keep drawing, with the CD running. Lift your finger and place it back again on the line as long as you like. NOTE: once you do this, there will be ink from the pen flying all around your workplace, so have a water solution or alcohol and a towel nearby.
The resulting design will be the following: lines that will come out of the original line you were working on.
Step 4: Extra Notes
One thing you need to be careful of is when using water-based pens on your CDs, the ink will move from its place if you touch it, so make sure you place it on a dry, cool place, without touching the design. You make not touch the CD for a few days or weeks, as it takes time for the water-based ink to dry completely. If you live in a hot and humid place, don't use water-based ink, as it evaporates, as shown in the image above.