Question regarding the tools needed for the course

5:33 PM, Friday March 17th 2023

Good evening, today I've got to an art shop to buy some liner, I did a mistake; I buyed a topline instead of a fineliner. What are the differences between them and can I use it ?


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8:01 PM, Friday March 17th 2023

Can you provide more information about the pens you got? A photo of what the tip looks like, the specific brand/model of pen, a picture of the packaging - anything that'll help us identify what kind of pen it is?

8:30 PM, Friday March 17th 2023
edited at 8:39 PM, Mar 17th 2023

Yeah surely; so basically I got this at a french art shop, it is a 0.4mm Schneider topliner (967), I bought that in unit so there's no real packaging.

I still took some photo ( I tried my best lol ).

(If we can upload photos in the blog tell me please)

So yeah, it looks more curved than fineliner I guess?

edited at 8:39 PM, Mar 17th 2023
9:02 PM, Friday March 17th 2023

That does indeed appear to be a fineliner - the tip looks identical, so you should be good to use that for drawabox.

7:36 AM, Saturday March 18th 2023

Thank you so much indeed; also for your incredible work :) !

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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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