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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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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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