Farhanthenerd

Tamer of Beasts

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farhanthenerd's Sketchbook

  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • Tamer of Beasts
  • Dimensional Dominator
  • Basics Brawler
  • 25 Wheel Challenge

  • Lesson 6: Applying Construction to Everyday Objects

  • 250 Cylinder Challenge

  • Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

  • How long should you wait to use referance in the 50%

  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

  • Imgur or google drive for homework submissions?

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

  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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Sakura Pigma Microns

Sakura Pigma Microns

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.

On the flipside, they tend to be on the cheaper side of things, so if you're just getting started (beginners tend to have poor pressure control), you're probably going to destroy a few pens - going cheaper in that case is not a bad idea.

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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