Can I do my homework with marker pens?

2:50 AM, Saturday August 15th 2020

Hello. I've just finished most of my lesson 1 today (superimposed + ghosted lines) and all my fineliners started running out of ink. Due to the pandemic, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get new ones in time, but I have some marker pens that still work fine. So here's my question: if all my fineliners die out before I can replace them, can I (temporarily) do the exercises using markers? Or maybe ballpoint, if the markers are too thick for the exercises?

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8:17 PM, Saturday August 15th 2020

Markers sound like a pretty bad idea due to the implied thickness. Ballpoint can be used for lesson 1 and the box challenge, but not for lesson 2 and up. Assuming you're not submitting for official critique, all of this is a strong recommendation, not a firm requirement, so at the end of the day if all you can do is use ballpoint pens then that's what you're going to end up using.

6:40 AM, Sunday August 16th 2020

This was also my question. I'm from a very remote village and i can't find fineliners anywhere. i was going to ask if i can start with ballpoints then switch to fine liners whenever it is that I can get to them. So thanks for

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