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11:10 PM, Tuesday July 14th 2020

Before putting the mark on the paper, use the ghosting method and visualize what kind of ellipse it would be. Once you're satisfied draw it.

4:57 PM, Thursday July 16th 2020

guess it's a matter of practice

1:53 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

Yeah they will improve as you continue doing them. But when I take the time ghosting over the paper before going down on it, I have much more precision.

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These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.

Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).

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