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6:29 PM, Monday September 21st 2020

Here's a quick example of what I mean:

You're on the right track with "add contour lines that are perpendicular to the cylinder's axis" - except the point is that you draw those cross-sectional slices first to lay out the structure and the way in which the form tapers, and then build the form by bridging across them. Arguably you'd get the same result one way or the other, but approaching it this way allows you to pin down the specifics of the form you want to construct more easily, which helps with more complex situations.

7:15 PM, Monday September 21st 2020

Oh all right! Thank you!

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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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