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    5:10 PM, Saturday June 18th 2022

    Yeah I saw the FAQ but was not quite sure of how it applied to my interrogations. Thanks for your enlightment. I guess even if it's not what I have the most fun with, I should definitely force myself to draw from imagination, at least for a portion of my 50% rule time

    5:03 PM, Saturday June 18th 2022

    Hey, thanks for you elaborate answer.

    Your experience helps me making more sense of the rule.

    I'll definitely try some of your ideas, never thought of taking my own photos to draw but I think I might really like that

    I also have some interest in digital drawing, so thanks for your recommandation, I'll check this out !

    8:02 PM, Friday June 17th 2022

    Thanks a lot. I guess the main focus of the rule is to have fun without putting pressure on oneself, regardless of the way it's achieved.

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