Questions/Discussions

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  • Box challenge construction question.

    JamesAM

  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

    Dingus

  • Cylinder Challenge : Circle or Oval Cylinder

    scoobyclub

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

    kikkiling

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

    somethingX

  • 1/3 through 250 box challenge

    Mcsooty

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

    riibot09

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

    Yang

  • need help with proportions (in general)

    billybob12

  • how to manage time.

    Anjaan000

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

    Wingdude100

  • 250 Boxes line weight

    Hobhie2

  • Texture vs Pattern

    MichaelWein18

  • 250 Box Challenge hatching

    WhyDraw

  • the 33% rule

    AnoukAdel

  • 250 boxes challenge - is this too cluttered?

    whitefenix

  • How do I approach drawing wings?

    Koigic

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

    Anest

  • Chapter 3 stress wobbliness

    Kunito

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

    Anabel

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