250 Box Challenge

3:22 AM, Tuesday November 10th 2020

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God this was tedious, but I'm definitely getting better at drawing straight lines, and approximating vanishing points. However, as you can see, I still have a bit of a problem when drawing the last three lines, even with ghost lining and everything. Also, I still find it very hard to rotate a box arbitrarily (made a few attempts). It's hard to keep their proportions and move the lines to the correct angle. I would LOVE to hear some tips on how to rotate them in 3 point perspective.

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6:39 AM, Tuesday November 10th 2020

Great boxes! I recently finished mine so hopefully I can offer insightful commentary. I think a good way to practise rotating is having a visual reference! I mostly just used my switch adapter, tried to visual the three points and slowly rotated it each time. I think as you get better, you won't need a reference, but it's a good place to start. Also finding an angle that you can instantly visualise the boxes, for example, after drawing my three points, I generally rotated them to point upwards because it was easier for my brain.

Hoped I could help!

Next Steps:

Try using a visual reference for about 10-20 boxes you do in the future, then try without the reference. And find a comfortable angle.

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6:49 AM, Tuesday November 10th 2020

This was definitely helpful. Funny thing is, when I finished the challenge, I looked at my xbox and instantly saw the 3 corner lines I start with when drawing a box. Then I started looking around it from different angles and it made me realize a bunch of things I was doing wrong. Reference DEFINITELY helped in this situation, thank you for reinforcing this! I think I'm going to practice drawing my xbox from a few angles.

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