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3:20 AM, Tuesday June 21st 2022

Indeed it is fine to ghost all the way back - and I encourage you to do it. The only distinction I would make is that when you ghost back, do not attempt to picture the vanishing point itself - rather, focus on the other lines of the same set (both those that have been drawn, and those that have not yet been drawn). Focus on how they converge, and how the line you're about to draw ought to be oriented in order to converge with them. This reliance on things that are physically close to the box allows us to infer useful information based on what is present in our drawings, rather than trying to keep track of what could be hundreds off vanishing points in a complex scene, when tackling actual illustrations.

9:00 PM, Tuesday June 21st 2022

Ah ok, thank you so much for the reply

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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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