250 Box Challenge

5:19 PM, Tuesday August 25th 2020

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Here's my 250 box challenge! I've definitley seen improvement in my personal drawing, so while I still don't think I'm getting any of the boxes "right," this has helped. Also, I realized that I drew two 212s, so you get a bonus box.

Thank you!

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8:19 PM, Tuesday August 25th 2020

Congratulations on completing the 250 Box Challenge! You did really well overall and I can see you made a lot of good improvement in your mark making and construction by the end.

You did a good job of consistently constructing your boxes with straight, confident looking lines. I can see that you took your time and thought through all of your marks. You also did a pretty good job of adding extra line weight to your boxes and I can see that towards the end you did a better job of getting your sets of line to converge more consistently towards their shared vanishing points. Great job!

One thing I notice about your boxes is that you tend to draw them small. In the future I recommend that you try drawing your boxes a bit bigger. Drawing bigger helps engage your brain's spatial reasoning skills, whereas drawing smaller impedes them. So you'll get more out of your boxes if you try drawing them larger.

I also noticed that your hatching isn't of the same quality as the rest of your construction. Remember that while you work through Drawabox you are meant to use the ghosting method to plan and execute every mark you make, this includes the hatching that is sometimes used for boxes.

Finally while your convergences do improve overall I think this diagram will help you further develop that skill as you continue through Drawabox. So, when you are looking at your sets of lines you want to be focusing only on the lines that share a vanishing point. This does not include lines that share a corner or a plane, only lines that converge towards the same vanishing point. Now when you think of those lines, including those that have not been drawn, you can think about the angles from which they leave the vanishing point. Usually the middle lines have a small angle between them, and this angle will become negligible by the time they reach the box. This can serve as a useful hint.

Congrats again on completing the 250 Box Challenge and good luck with lesson 2!

Next Steps:

Continue to lesson 2!

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5:36 PM, Wednesday August 26th 2020

Thank you for getting back to me so fast! I'll work on all the points you hit on. That diagram does help...trying to negociate multiple VPs keeps tripping me up, so I'll try to work on that. Awesome!

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