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3:42 PM, Tuesday July 21st 2020

I do put points first, but I feel like I have to choose between hitting a straight line into these points or using my shoulder. I feel like I can't do both when I try to be accurate.

5:43 PM, Wednesday July 22nd 2020

I think you are over thinking the shoulder part. As long as the elbow is not on the table and not restricting your shoulder, a strait line is a combination of the movement of the elbow and the shoulder. The wrist shouldn't do much though. Don't go locking in your elbow and making your arm stiff. After that, focus on making a strait line, and your body will do the rest. I hope that helps you

11:15 PM, Thursday August 13th 2020

Maybe you're right. Thank you very much!

1:55 PM, Friday August 14th 2020

I found a video that illustrates it well : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCqKY_2GcwI

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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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