Hello. With the concepts we studied throughout Lesson 1, you successfully overcame Drawabox's titular challenge. Well done!

Don't forget to look at the funny and… interesting comic by Uncomfy one more time.


• Line Extensions: The purpose of these tools is to assist us in analyzing the behavior of those lines as they become farther away, including whether they converge or diverge. At this point, you should be experienced at extending your lines back, but it's still very crucial that you take care to make sure it's in the correct direction.

• Convergence: Pay attention to the way your marks overlap, and whenever you are deciding how to reorient a specific line, always consider all four edges of that set - the ones you have already drawn, the one you are drawing right now, and the ones you haven't drawn yet. The way the lines converged on the first 60 or so looked parallel to me, but you improved as you continued.

• Experimentation of Boxes: You explored varying the size, orientation, and foreshortening of the boxes. Maintaining this behavior gives us advantages and advances our spatial reasoning. Engage with the lengths and angles of the Y's arms to change its orientation and proportions. Additionally, you altered the foreshortening rates for this set, going from dramatic (with rapid convergence) to shallow (with moderate convergence).

• Improvement: Outstanding improvement was made all around in your boxes.

These advantages have been made in line extensions, convergence, confident linework, etc. as seen with Boxes #77-81 and onward.


• Size: Your boxes are pretty small.


To answer your question, Boxes #1-76 look perfectly fine to me. You don't have to redo them.

check out Uncomfortable and the schizo comic he made

Ultimately, this is nothing more than practice, and the goal is to gradually optimize and further develop our spatial thinking abilities rather than constructing a perfect box. The idea is to become enough familiar with three-dimensional space so that it doesn't stand in the way of your ability to express yourself through art. Furthermore, conquering this task will be an internal source of strength that you can rely on to overcome any obstacle - rather than something external to strive for. Like Uncomfy explained, the greatest effect that became clearly visible over time was the level of control it created in you and, perhaps more importantly, the awareness of this self-control as an inherent part of who you are. But having genuine confidence in your ability to succeed isn't the initial step; rather, it's the final reward. "Complete this overwhelming task, and you can complete any overwhelming task."

Congratulations on completing the 250 Box Challenge - as frustratingly boring as it probably was. Though the journey through art is long, this is your first step past the fundamentals and a miracle will happen for sure. Don't give up yet.