250 Box Challenge Question

10:11 AM, Saturday January 9th 2021

Is it okay if I use one side per set of boxes instead of one page? The pen lightly bleeds through but I also want to save on paper.

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4:26 PM, Saturday January 9th 2021

Only use one side of the paper? Well you can do that, but considering that the pen only bleeds lightly, the fact that you're going to spend the double amount of paper and that for review purposes it doesn't matter at all, I think it's best to use both sides.

2 users agree
12:56 AM, Sunday January 10th 2021

You can take a photo after using one side, and then use the other side for warmups. That way you still use it.

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4:57 AM, Sunday January 10th 2021

as long as it doesn't hinder the critique its fine.

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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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