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12:35 AM, Wednesday October 14th 2020

So unfortunately in this case your best bet is to use the ellipse guide for the outer two, and then do your best to do the middle one freehand. This obviously isn't ideal, and will definitely benefit from some heavy warming-up beforehand, but as long as the ellipse isn't too far off it should be workable.

12:16 PM, Wednesday October 14th 2020

Okay perfect I will try that!

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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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