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2:04 PM, Monday November 7th 2022

I guess it depends on what you want to draw after you finish DrawABox. :) From my understanding, a lot of the 50/50 rule is based around the idea that those of us who are new to learning to draw will put all of our focus into learning the fundamentals and then expect the artwork we want to do at the end to have drastically improved. However without 'play', our ability to impliment these fundamentals and exercises will be hindered and it will just lead to a level of disappointment when we see that our work isn't 'perfect' despite spending all of this time learning.

I saw Uncomfortable say something in the discord the other day which was akin to the 'play' part of the 50/50 rule is not actually meant to be fun. It's not exactly about drawing to relax or because it's something you enjoy, it's about drawing what you want to draw in the end and what you're working towards getting better at drawing and getting over that fear of failing to draw what you have in your mind. It kind of reminds me of the quote "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." If your goal is to simply be able to draw boxes and draw the best boxes you can, then sure these can be a part of your play 50. But if you want to draw animals or landscapes or people, then these are what you should be drawing when not doing Draw A Box, even if they aren't at a standard that you want them to be at yet. I highly recommend watching this video that Uncomfortable did on this topic. I hope it helps. :)

8:24 PM, Thursday November 17th 2022


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