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  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • What to do while waiting for critique?

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • [250 Challenge] My boxes are stagnating / potentially getting worse.

  • I am losing my mind (250 box challenge, same issues as prev. threads)

  • Still having an extremely hard time... literally just drawing boxes.

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

  • I still can't aim my lines (rough perspective).

  • Been doing lessons without submitting. If I want to start submitting, what do I do?

  • ADHD accomodations?

  • Unable to "understand" 3D / feels like I have to guess (perspective assignments)

  • Ghosting isn't helping my line accuracy at all.

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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.

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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