I FINALLY got my butt over to the art supply store and bought myself a new prismacolour french grey 70%. The one I have been using is about an inch long and was MAJORLY cramping my hand! Now my lines are better and my hand is thanking me :). I thought about switching to a marker to do lines but I think I will still with the pencil crayon. I like the texture of it with gouache...its niiiice. Also I'm really enjoying my web design class. We just started learning CSS and I'm thinking of buying a book to advance my knowledge, just gotta find the right one!