250 Box Challenge

2:12 PM, Monday November 1st 2021

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Hi All,

250 box challenge - your thoughts would be appreciated.

The main issue I can identify is often having one of the lines of a box side not steep enough (when compared to the other edges / lines of the edge), and therefore do not converge to a common VP.

Thanks in advance!

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2:16 PM, Tuesday November 2nd 2021

Hi there! Congrats on making it through the crucible, you've trudged through many days of drawing boxes and checking your VPs after many pages, you should feel proud! I'll be critiquing your boxes today, and to start I wanna talk about the good:

You have a solid enough grasp on making confident lines in a certain direction without wobble, and your hatching shows you took your time and didn't rush your work, they're neat and confident with VERY little straying. Your extensions were all good from the start but there has been occasional straying accidentally in the other direction I've noticed (not too major of a habit, just boxes 3 and 5 seemed to do it), just remember the convergences go in the other direction. Your variation could be a little better, alot more views from the top than anything + mostly thin boxes, try mixing up the lengths of the initial Y lines to be more equal more often for diversity, and trying more orientations. This Image should help you get an idea of other orientations you should get inspired from (don't copy them directly though!).

Now the actual elephant in the room, your convergences had a little bit of a phase. They started out really good, mostly all pairs of lines converged even if they weren't at all the same rate but that's okay. But there started to be a point where you reverted and made alot of mistakes where your lines began to be parallel or majorly diverging possibly due to you adjusting to using the dot method (This method gets you to think about your lines in convergence pairs, so this should help you with the sloping problem you asked about if you plan out your lines and ghost em before committing to a mark on the page) while doing the challenge, but it was only for a brief moment until the 200's where you started to actually get better. Your lines began to all converge together at the same rate close to a single point, you started to understand what you were doing, good job! And don't worry about having too many dots themselves on the page, they're too small to be intrusive and like ghosting a single line they're there to assist you!

Next Steps:

You're welcome to go straight on ahead to Lesson 2 if you feel like it, but if you want additional challenge you can try the advanced exercises of the box challenge, though you're by no means obligated to it. Just remember to add boxes into your warm-ups, great job and good luck!

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4:43 PM, Tuesday December 7th 2021

Hi (sorry for late reply - I had a DrawABox break..!)!

Thanks a lot for the thorough feedback, it was useful reading through it (especially the link to the full view of the box) - the time put into it is very much appreciated!

Totally agree the boxes were shacky until the 200 box mark, but glad they started to make more sense after that.

I will be moving into lesson 2 this week.

Thanks again!

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