Advice for those starting the 250 box challenge
7:57 PM, Monday July 6th 2020
Hey! I finished the 250 boxes challenges a few days ago and this was a really hard challenge for me, but I learned a lot with it, besides the content related to perspective. I was critiquing one user in the lesson 1 and I was thinking about some advices I'd like to give him. So, there are some advices that I would give, and if you want to contribute to this - even about some other challenge, help me adding some advice that you think that will help.
1. The 50% rule is more important that you think. This rule will receive almost every credit for you finish the challenge. Believe me: you won't be able to draw boxes for days, or weeks, every day, without drawing something that you really enjoy. This will give you strength to finish this challenge.
2. Draw as much as possible with the shoulder, even if you have difficulties with that. This challenge will improve a lot this skill, and will help you to see your development. Your lines in the first box will not be the same as the last box.
3. Plan how many days you want to finish this challenge and how many boxes you need to draw to achieve this goal. The inconstancy really hinders us to end this challenge in a faster way, which can discourage you. Some days you will not want to do this challenge, and you'll want to quit. But if you plan to draw x boxes per day, maybe this will help you to see how closer you are to finish this challenge and will help you to be constant. And remember: defines a realistic goal. Have the goal to draw 50 boxes per day will make it more difficult than helping. This will frustrate you. Your goal must be finish the challenge, not finish in x days.
4. Do the best you can in all the boxes. When drawing a box becomes automatic, you start to be more careless about them: not using your shoulder, not gosthing the line, your lines start to be a little wobbling, you fail more than usual in the lines towards vanishing point etc. Be careful with that. If you are being negligent about it, your growth will not be the same as it could have been if you had done your best.
PS: Sorry for any grammatical errors. I'm not fluent in English.