250 Box Challenge

12:37 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020

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Hi,

it needed time, but there, are my 250 boxes.

Even after this mileage it's hard for me to really see cubes in my imagination.

I can see the faces and edges in front of me, but not the edges and the distant faces, I have to test them on paper to find roughly the right line and angle. I am not able of envision with cubes, more with spheres, I hope it will come with practice. I have not yet the feeling I would like, it may have happened once or twice between the 230 th and 250 th.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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2:46 AM, Saturday May 23rd 2020

Congrats on finishing the 250 box challenge! I can see lots of improvement on the course of the challenge, but I have a few things to point out so you can keep improving:

-First is, don't forget not to repeat lines, even if they're wrong, keep going as if they were correct.

-Second is, that some of your lines added with lineweight are a bit wobbly. Just like with normal lines, you should focus on confidence on them, as if they were a superimposed line.

-And third and last, I can see you still have trouble with the inner corner, which is something completely normal. I made this demo to show another method to approach drawing boxes. Instead of completing first the outline of the box, you draw the inner corner before, as it's shown in the fourth step. This helped me in figuring out the inner corner issue and hopefully it helps to you too.

This helps because of this. Thinking about the relationships between lines will lead to better boxes. Drawing the order shown on that demo will help you think about this when drawing the lines more, which is why it usually leads to better convergences.

I also recommend filling the pages in general in drawabox exercises. Don't worry about the extension lines colliding with other boxes.

Overall pretty good work!

Next Steps:

Congratulations on finishing lesson the box challenge! Your next step is lesson 2

As I marked this as complete, you are now qualified to critique lesson 1 and box challenge submissions.

-Doing critiques is a way of learning and solidifying concepts. I can atest to that after having done hundreds of critiques. There are a lot of concepts that I did not understand, and thanks to critiquing I started understanding them. Which made me learn a lot more through the course.

-Another thing is that as the number of current submissions is super high, if you critique some critiques, those would be less critiques I'd have to critique before reaching your next submissions, so you'd get your critiques faster.

It's totally optional of course, I won't force anyone to give critiques. But me and the other people who are critiquing would be super grateful if you gave it a shot.

Good luck on lesson 2, and keep up the good work!

NOTE: here's a quick guide on critiquing lesson 1 submissions.

There are a few people that feel hesitant to critique because they feel they aren't ready to it so hopefully it'll help you in case you are one of those people.

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
3:45 PM, Monday May 25th 2020

Thank you for your comment.

I'm agree with the three remarks, and will try your method for the inner corner.

Sometimes i'm feeling what the cube should looks like, the best ones, other times, most of time, I have to think about angles, lines. I hope to find the feeling. Maybe after 250 boxes more...

Now next step : Lesson 2 !

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