May I use a fountain pen?

9:33 PM, Saturday January 22nd 2022

Rather than buying a bunch of fine-liners, would it be alright if I used a fountain pen to complete the DAB exercises? My pen makes very fine, clean lines and doesn't permit any shading, only cross-hatching. I do plan to submit my work for official critiques.

Thanks for any insight.

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5:05 PM, Sunday January 23rd 2022

Any work submitted for official critique requires all the rules to be followed. This includes using fineliners.

See here, there are good reasons.

https://drawabox.com/lesson/0/4/pens

5:35 PM, Monday January 24th 2022

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