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250 Box Challenge - How do you actually correct your mistakes and improve between pages?

1:44 AM, Friday November 19th 2021

Hi! I'm about 20 boxes into the 250 box challenge, and just wondering how different people use their convergence lines to improve their next page of boxes - because for me, it feels a little vague: After I've finished drawing a page of boxes and I draw their convergence lines, I'll notice the points where they don't converge where they should, and perhaps identify that had a certain corner been placed slightly differently, the convergence would be improved - but I don't know how I can really use this for my next page of boxes beyond a thought to just be more careful. Is it limited to a matter of subconsciously developing a sense and intuition for it over the course of the 250 boxes, or is there a more active way to improve between pages that people have discovered for themselves?

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10:33 AM, Friday November 19th 2021

The latter. Don't be too analytical just do a quick check to assess where the problem lie, mentally note it, and move on. Over time this will slowly coax your brain into recognising the correct lines to draw. The whole of Drawabox makes you learn skills that you may only appreciate when you notice them seep into your real art months or perhaps years later.

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7:42 AM, Friday November 19th 2021

I'd say just try to keep in mind what you thought when you placed your original lines and then check in what way you were off when you correct them. Then try to apply what you learned on the next page and see if you hit the mark this time. If you do this 250 times you will improve. At this point you haven't even completed 10% of the boxes so it is no surprise that you do not see the effects yet. Trust the soup, just keep drawing and yoz will notice a difference at some point.

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11:57 PM, Saturday November 20th 2021

Hey Stripes, you have to remember that you're not even at the 10% mark yet. If you start getting bored try changing the speed at which you do it. Do a page at double speed, only spending a couple minutes per box, then slow it down and spend twice as long on each.

The idea is not to draw perfect boxes it's to get better at understanding how a box sits in space.

I still made mistakes right up till the end, they were just getting less frequent.

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