The 250 boxes challenge...

4:42 AM, Friday June 25th 2021

Hi everyone,

I've been working on the challenge for a while and I'm around 100 boxes in, having placed dots and then the ghosting method for every single line so far.

I know I'm meant to continue to ghost, but I wasn't sure whether I should keep going with placing dots at the beginning and end of each line. Is this something I'm meant to grow out from soon? If so, when is a good time to stop relying on dots?


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7:08 AM, Friday June 25th 2021
edited at 7:11 AM, Jun 25th 2021

Hi! You should always place dots to plan your lines throughout the whole Draw a Box curriculum.

And even outside DaB, it's worth noting that the ghosting method is not a beginner technique, but a tool as much as any other that you are free to use whenever you need it, regardless of your skill level.

Edit: good luck with the challenge!

edited at 7:11 AM, Jun 25th 2021
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3:35 PM, Saturday June 26th 2021

You mean freehanding your way through the boxes? Yeah, it would be more fun and faster but you would have to deal with such a large margin of error that the exercise would become meaningless.

Remember, the goal here is to use these training wheels and useful techniques to improve your spatial reasoning skills and muscle memory all at once.

Speed and accuracy come later with mileage

8:54 AM, Monday June 28th 2021

Got it, thanks guys!

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