Take a moment to answer someone's question, or contribute to a discussion, if you have anything to offer.

  • Box challenge construction question.


  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines


  • Cylinder Challenge : Circle or Oval Cylinder


  • Is there a way to draw "oval cylinders"?


  • What's the longest I can go without submitting a lesson when doing official critiques?


  • 1/3 through 250 box challenge


  • took a long break from drawabox wanna get back into it but....


  • Is it okay to use a ruler during the 250 cylinder challenge?


  • need help with proportions (in general)


  • how to manage time.


  • 250 Box Challenge - Inside lines don't create a corner as expected - why?


  • 250 Boxes line weight


  • Texture vs Pattern


  • 250 Box Challenge hatching


  • the 33% rule


  • 250 boxes challenge - is this too cluttered?


  • How do I approach drawing wings?


  • I just started drawing. How do I apply the 50% rule and how do I get more into art?


  • Chapter 3 stress wobbliness


  • Do you think it is counterproductive to do other courses parallel to DRAW A BOX?


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