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11:24 PM, Tuesday January 4th 2022

Thank you for your response. I do remember some other questions I've had.

I've been drawing diagonal lines without turning the page. Should I continue drawing like that with the following lessons?

Also, in regards to increasing line weight, it's basically retracing a section of a drawn line, using ghosting and making sure they "flow" or "blend" properly back into the line, yes? I've been using my wrist for those so far.

Lastly, something I've noticed and received feedback on on my boxes are that while the parallel lines are converging better, they converge in two pairs a lot. To work on it, I've been ghosting my lines all the way to the VP, but I also get caught up in how far that line should go, since it also depends on other lines.

Something I noticed in the 250 box video is that a line is drawn first, and that is the starting line that will determine the rest of the angles and lengths of the following lines, but I plan out all of the lines in front with dots before drawing them, then when I think they look alright I'll draw out the lines in one go, then the lines in the back. Is there a set position for the VPs before we begin each box, or do they sorta change as the box is drawn out?

I've just been struggling with boxes and I feel like there might be something I'm not getting, or I might be overthinking it.

Thank you.

8:01 PM, Wednesday January 5th 2022

As rotating the page to find a comfortable angle of approach is part of the ghosting method which you should be applying to each and every structural mark you draw here, that is something you are expected to do consistently. I speak of this more specifically in these notes.

As to the line weight, all of those marks must similarly be executed using the ghosting method and from your shoulder (in order to flow smoothly and consistently), just as the original strokes.

Lastly, ghosting your lines further back to identify how they converge is perfectly fine. You can use whatever techniques you wish as the result is a single line that does not go beyond your intended points. You can also plot out as many points as you wish ahead of time - ScyllaStew demonstrates such a technique here.

11:22 PM, Wednesday January 12th 2022

Thank you, that does clear things up.

I got an achievement for "sharing knowledge" but I don't remember doing anything to get it. Is it a bug to report?

1:56 AM, Thursday January 13th 2022

It's a known issue that's just so low priority that it's not worth the time to fix right now - there are a lot of such bugs in the site, but I'm prioritizing getting the content revised, as it's far more important to the community. The reason you got that achievement is that it counted your reply as though you were providing someone with feedback. Not much to worry about.

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