ThatOneMushroomGuy

Geometric Guerilla

The Indomitable (Summer 2022)

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  • The Indomitable (Summer 2022)
  • The Indomitable (Spring 2022)
  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • Geometric Guerilla
  • Geometric Guerilla
  • Tamer of Beasts
  • Tamer of Beasts
  • The Fearless
  • The Fearless
  • Giver of Life
  • Giver of Life
  • Dimensional Dominator
  • Dimensional Dominator
  • The Relentless
  • The Relentless
  • Basics Brawler
  • Basics Brawler
  • 250 Cylinder Challenge

  • Drawing Prompt: Fantasy Ice Cream Cart

  • Drawing Prompt: Family Life

  • Drawing Prompt: Lost in the Multiverse

  • Drawing Prompt: THEY TOOK THE BUTTONS!

  • Drawing Prompt: Goblin Beach Day

  • Drawing Prompt: Everything, a Dragon

  • Drawing Prompt: Bathroom Spacecraft

  • Drawing Prompt: Junkyard Symphony

  • Drawing Prompt: The Court of the Rat King

  • Drawing Prompt: Decanter of Drowning

  • Drawing Prompt: Mascot High School

  • Drawing Prompt: Tea Time at World's End

  • Drawing Prompt: Mushroom Manor

  • Drawing Prompt: Cosmic Confectionary

  • Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

The recommendation below is an advertisement. Most of the links here are part of Amazon's affiliate program (unless otherwise stated), which helps support this website. It's also more than that - it's a hand-picked recommendation of something I've used myself. If you're interested, here is a full list.
Drawabox-Tested Fineliners (Pack of 10, $17.50 USD)

Drawabox-Tested Fineliners (Pack of 10, $17.50 USD)

Let's be real here for a second: fineliners can get pricey. It varies from brand to brand, store to store, and country to country, but good fineliners like the Staedtler Pigment Liner (my personal brand favourite) can cost an arm and a leg. I remember finding them being sold individually at a Michael's for $4-$5 each. That's highway robbery right there.

Now, we're not a big company ourselves or anything, but we have been in a position to periodically import large batches of pens that we've sourced ourselves - using the wholesale route to keep costs down, and then to split the savings between getting pens to you for cheaper, and setting some aside to one day produce our own.

These pens are each hand-tested (on a little card we include in the package) to avoid sending out any duds (another problem with pens sold in stores). We also checked out a handful of different options before settling on this supplier - mainly looking for pens that were as close to the Staedtler Pigment Liner. If I'm being honest, I think these might even perform a little better, at least for our use case in this course.

We've also tested their longevity. We've found that if we're reasonably gentle with them, we can get through all of Lesson 1, and halfway through the box challenge. We actually had ScyllaStew test them while recording realtime videos of her working through the lesson work, which you can check out here, along with a variety of reviews of other brands.

Now, I will say this - we're only really in a position to make this an attractive offer for those in the continental United States (where we can offer shipping for free). We do ship internationally, but between the shipping prices and shipping times, it's probably not the best offer you can find - though this may depend. We also straight up can't ship to the UK, thanks to some fairly new restrictions they've put into place relating to their Brexit transition. I know that's a bummer - I'm Canadian myself - but hopefully one day we can expand things more meaningfully to the rest of the world.

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