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12:18 AM, Wednesday January 11th 2023

No worries!

Pretty much all of Drawabox is essentially a test / exercise of your spatial reasoning skills / understanding of 3d space because it's all about conveying form on a flat page. But if you want a specific test of your skills you can pick any object and try to rotate it on a page kind of like the rotated boxes exercise from lesson 1.

The reason that 1 drawing per page is good is because you give yourself the whole page to understand the subject and how it sits in 3D space. The way you apply this to your drawings is by understanding that every form you put down on a page isn't 2D (unless you want it to be) and to treat it like a 3D object in the real world.

Feel free to ask questions if anything is still unclear!

3:29 AM, Wednesday January 11th 2023

Thanks ones again!!!

If you don't mind AGAIN! Can you please specify or give a little more in-depth of the object for the exercise like should it be a primitive simple form. A complex one made from another forms. A real world object. A reference . Still life . Nature around me . Something like that

Just bear with me because there will be more stupid questions to pop up!! thanks

12:19 PM, Wednesday January 11th 2023

Don't worry there are no such things as stupid questions! I should have been more clear when I was typing.

So for the object you want to rotate it should ideally be something that you want to study or are interested in. For example, say I wanted to study the torso of a human. I would first draw it facing the front and then rotate it a little each time to the right / left / up / down just like the rotated boxes exercise https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/rotatedboxes . I would do this to get a sense of how that object is rotated / sits in 3d space and it would give me a greater understanding of that object. Another benefit of doing this is that it allows you to rotate the object in your mind which helps when you draw it in the future, thats why doing rotations of human anatomy is useful if you were going to draw humans because it would allow you to see how it appears from different angles. The main thing to watch out for is that you don't want to get too detailed in your drawings because this exercise is more about gaining a greater understanding of an object and not trying to draw it beautifully. So try to simplify what you are drawing such that you can still gain a sense of rotation while not making it so simple that you gain nothing from doing this exercise. Here are some examples of what that would look like https://imgur.com/a/YGuebqN . The key to making this work is by already having the knowledge of how to draw the object you want, this exercise will increase your understanding of that object and how it sits in 3d space.

Another example could be that you are very interested in cars, you would then find car references and then draw cars like the rotated boxes exercise (Note: this would probably be the hardest thing to rotate).

When / If you get to lesson 6 and 7 you will realize that anything in this world can fit into a box and so anything can be rotated which makes this exercise a good test of your understanding of an object and how it sits in 3d space.

All that matters is that you choose something you want to know more about / are interested in and then you rotate it. Also remember that this is only one exercise, and pretty much anything (from lesson 3 onwards) on the drawabox website will test and deepen your understanding of 3D space.

I hope this clarifies things a bit and don't hesitate to ask more questions if you are still unsure.

2:38 PM, Wednesday January 11th 2023

Thanks saviour, just some little queries present in my head.

Should I use reference to rotate the object or should I do it from memory, and here is how I usually practice ( for example , torso)

First like usual stuffs I would try to gain information about torso like anatomy, proportion, connection either from YouTube or from some other books

Then I would go crazy doing drills of 100 or 150 torsos from references at different angles .

And then after doing it I would usually draw some 20 or 30 more but this time using the imagination to test whether have I grasp the information or not , and if I still struggle , I check the reference of the part I am struggling at , draw it and move on .

1)Should I incorporate your way to rotate in Drill or in imagination part

2) Should I make some amendments in the way I practice to increase the efficiency of the value of the practice!!!!

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