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    7:30 PM, Saturday July 24th 2021

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    Spent significantly more time studying and constructing. The dimensions are much better, but not perfect. I noticed some other artists have a very light line weight during construction which makes the final images pop. Tried to adopt but was unsuccessful, even with a fine tip ball point pen. How do other people do it? Is it confidence in strokes?

    2:34 PM, Monday May 10th 2021

    Thank you so much for taking examples from my drawings and showing how they can be improved. It helps immensely.

    10:42 PM, Saturday May 8th 2021

    Hello Uncomfortable,

    Revisions here. Thank you for the detailed feedback!

    1:45 AM, Friday April 16th 2021

    Thank you! Looks like I need to step back and just focus on the basic construction, sausage forms, and working additively.

    Do you have any recommended resources for learning cast shadows as you showed in your insect demos?

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Staedtler Pigment Liners

Staedtler Pigment Liners

These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.

Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).

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