Questions/Discussions

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  • Lesson 2 Textures are driving me nuts.

    ErisMournes

  • A Problem Of Great Porporation

    AgesLABS

  • My Experience with Drawabox

    MEANDI

  • Texture as Warmup Vs. 25 Texture Challenge

    usednapkin

  • For 250 box challenge do we have to keep our boxes close to cuboidal?

    pinkapricorn

  • Can I re-submit my homework for official critique?

    dayneb12

  • How does Critique Exchange

    AgesLABS

  • Your box can be set in stone in as little as 5 lines

    Tygerson

  • The Urge To Chicken Scratch

    AgesLABS

  • Restarting Drawabox after a long break

    tobyhypur

  • Tools of The Trade (Applying DAB information)

    AgesLABS

  • Lesson 3 and "Do Not Grind"

    tmmillea

  • Note Taking

    Sauron168

  • Struggling to keep going with drawing and the course

    Arahel85

  • Is this a good use of planes on the head?

    Inky_White

  • Imgur or google drive for homework submissions?

    Farhanthenerd

  • What to do when your lesson is complete but you haven't gotten a critique yet???

    Farhanthenerd

  • Should I restart the 250 box challenge? I need advice :’)

    Artemis0

  • Listening to Music During Exercises: Good or Bad Idea?

    dayneb12

  • Plant and Insect as warmups

    usednapkin

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A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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