Can I use fine liners of different thicknesses in lesson 7?

9:17 PM, Saturday June 4th 2022

At the start of the lesson it says I should use one kind of pen for each drawing, but does that also include the same thickness?

I was thinking I could use a thinner fine liner for the basic boxes and subdivisions to help make them more faint, and then switch to the 0.5 mm for the later lines.

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1:24 AM, Sunday June 5th 2022

This is the reason ballpoint pens are recommended for Lesson 6 onwards, as it enables you to draw more lightly to start with and then add line weight to pop the drawing out. The rule does include the same thickness of pen, we also don't allow students to mix and match ballpoint and fineliner in the same drawing (the exception being a brush pen to fill in large areas of shadow).

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5:42 PM, Sunday June 5th 2022

This falls under the same category as the warning not to switch pens when using ballpoint from this section on tools in Lesson 7. If you do end up using a fineliner for Lesson 7, you should not switch pen thicknesses - although I would strongly recommend that you use a ballpoint pen instead.

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