The Relentless

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    9:27 AM, Thursday January 21st 2021

    All the time you invest in watching art videos, reading art books, doing exercises and tutorials is work. This includes other resources outside Draw a Box.

    The same amount of time should be spent playing around with your drawings.

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    11:14 AM, Tuesday January 19th 2021

    It's perfectly normal to draw distorted boxes, and that will go on for dozens of boxes before you will start getting an understanding of what's going on. And even then mistakes will happen all the time until the end and beyond.

    I suggest you watch some of these videos. You can see Shyllastew taking the challenge and fighting against the same issues.

    Even Dorian Iten struggled with this challenge! I say we are all in good company when we draw a bad box.

    8:55 AM, Sunday January 17th 2021

    You're right, I should put this subject aside for now and look forward.

    Thank you and good luck with the Lesson!

    2:32 PM, Friday January 15th 2021

    I see now, it's about looking at the world in terms of shapes and shapes only. It's exciting, but also a huge paradigm shift. I hope DaB will expand on this subject in the future.

    Thank you Meta

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    8:58 AM, Friday January 15th 2021

    It took me 3 months and a half to finish the challenge, working regularly on it. Sometimes it took me an hour to draw 3 boxes, and I was exhausted at the end.

    Looking back I don't regret it. It has been a bit extreme on my part and I'm not approaching the course so hard anymore, but still that challenge really changed me. Therefore I encourage you to go at your on pace, whatever it is. It's a precious mileage, get the most out of it.

    8:47 AM, Friday January 15th 2021

    What you say in the first paragraph is what I thought intuitively looking at the examples, especially the cover of the cast shadows video, where the silhouette of the box is clearly defined.

    I understand that internal lines are implied and I see it works great on the page, but what I miss are the analytical reasons behind those lines of the silhouette.

    If I can offer a humble critique, I suspect this section leaves some students wondering if talent is a factor after all because it's hard to think about analytical solutions without a broader knowledge of what is the purpose of lines in a drawing and how different marks communicate light and shadow.

    But yeah, we deal with these dark moments and push forward determined to get it right sooner or later, which is a valuable lesson.

    Thank you very much for your answer

    8:17 PM, Wednesday January 13th 2021

    I'll keep it in mind, thx!

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    8:19 PM, Tuesday January 12th 2021

    I don't know If I understand your question correctly: do you draw lines that are parallel on paper on purpose or do you end up with parallel lines because you find it hard to visualize the convergence in your mind? In any case, If you draw two or more lines parallel to each other it's expected for them to never meet.

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    2:35 PM, Monday January 4th 2021

    Since line weight should be applied with the ghosting method, I'd say yes, ghost the superimposed lines from Lesson 1 during your warm-ups. At least this is what I've been doing since my Lesson 1 homework has received critique.

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    10:57 AM, Monday December 28th 2020

    DaB insists on drawing from the shoulder because it's a good habit that brings consistent, good marks on the page. It also trains student to avoid the path of least resistance.

    Masters have deep knowledge of basic techniques and that knowledge let them bend the "rules" or disregard them completely to achieve a desired result on the page.

    Then it's not about right or wrong. It's about awareness. But we can always try to draw how we want during the 50% fun time. That is play time, so let's play! :)

    By the way, that artist is great, I'll try to copy from him during the next session.

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