Struggle with 50 % rule
3:40 PM, Friday June 17th 2022
Hello everyone. Sorry if my english is not on point, I'm not a native a speaker.
So, I just started lesson 1 yesterday and I find myself struggling with the 50 % rule. I red through tens of similar posts but some of them got contradictory answers.
Before starting drawabox, I sometimes drew in my free time and got a lot of enjoyment from it, but I exclusively used photo (not other drawings) references (I tried to copy them completely). I mostly drew still life and sometimes landscapes.
So when drawing for the 50 % rule, according to the instructions, I saw that I should not use a single reference. Does it apply both to photo and drawing references ? If yes, should I just persevere trying to draw exclusively from imagination, even I have much less fun doing so ? In your experience, was there a point at which following the 50 % rule became enjoyable and stopped being a struggle ?
I often overthink things and would like to really follow drawabox method meticulously, so being fixed on these questions would help me a lot.
Thanks in advance.