Texture as Warmup Vs. 25 Texture Challenge

11:56 AM, Wednesday October 12th 2022

I understand that the 25 texture challenge is just more of the texture exercise from lesson 2, that being said besides the time limit is there any other distinction between doing texture as warm ups and the 25 texture challenge I should be aware of? I've been doing texture as warm ups fairly often, I'm not to confident in my progress with it so I was wondering if it was generally speaking, better to focus on texture in the challenge (without the time limit) before focusing on it as part of warm ups.

Hope this isn't too confusing of a question and thanks for taking the time to read this.

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8:40 AM, Saturday October 22nd 2022
edited at 8:41 AM, Oct 22nd 2022

That's an interesting question.

You've done lesson 2 so I don't think there's any real reason that you shouldn't be doing texture analysis as part of your warm up routine. Personally I don't use textures as a warmup because they encourage me to use my wrist and I like to get my whole arm moving during warmup time, plus I don't get very much texture done in 5 minutes. That's just my personal preference though.

Reading between the lines in your post, you're saying that you do textures as a warm up "fairly often" but are "not confident in my progress" makes me think that you'd like to be practicing textures, but feel hamstrung by the time constraints of doing them during warmups. Textures take a long time, so I don't think you should be expecting a lot of progress during a warm up time window.

If you're interested in doing textures, why not start collating your efforts into the 25 rows needed to complete the challenge? If you check out the challenge page https://drawabox.com/lesson/25textures Comfy recommends doing the challenge slowly, alongside the other lessons anyway. Then when you're done you can submit for official feedback. You can chip away at it in little little chunks, like you're doing already, or perhaps set aside one day a week to textures to really settle into your flow and make progress with it.

That's just my opinion, anyway. Good luck.

edited at 8:41 AM, Oct 22nd 2022
12:57 PM, Monday October 24th 2022

Thanks for the feedback. Since writing that I have started the texture challenge in a manner similar to you last suggestion, been doing it once a week for about an hour. Figured changing my approach would be something worth trying. Regardless very helpful to know someone else's thoughts on the matter. Thanks again.

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