250 Box Challenge 1-50

3:45 PM, Wednesday June 15th 2022

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These are my first 50 boxes for the 250 box challenge. I did not use the y-shape generator, I wanted to get some practice in, but plan on using it for boxes 50-100.

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8:05 PM, Thursday June 16th 2022

These look awesome mate!

Now, the lines don't always land where you want them to or they overlap a bit, but that's alright! I can see that you drew them with confidence and that's very important, and in the end, practice makes perfect!

I can see you are getting more and more accurate with the VP which is awesome!

The only thing that I would comment on is that you might need to be a bit more accurate with the hatching on the faces, maybe use a ruler if you don't already do, and that you should continue trying to improve on your line weight, there's the drawabox tutorial right here https://drawabox.com/lesson/250boxes/1/lineweight. Now I know it takes a bit more time, trust me, these little boxes are haunting me in my dreams too!! :) But you are going to see amazing improvements and I believe you are going to get more awesome at it over time! There is a nice little demonstration which presents the effects of line weight and why it's important in all kinds of artsy stuff, might want to check it out if you have the time and it's quite short too! I despise reading https://www.oca.ac.uk/weareoca/interior-design/six-examples-of-why-line-weights-matter/

There's also this beautifully constructed video by ScyllaStew, which I bet is gonna make your boxes even better! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mteUPdCHn4s&t

Good luck in this treacherous box journey! We are in this together RZMD...

4:30 PM, Saturday June 18th 2022

Hi thanks a lot for the kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my submission.

I was not aware it was fine to use a ruler for the hatching, and I agree I tend to be quite sloppy with it. I'll use a ruler going forward.

As for the line weights, I tried applying them on my very first page of boxes but found it very difficult and noticed it decreased the quality of my boxes. That is however a very strange argument as to why I stopped practicing it, so maybe I should pick it up again.

Appreciate the resources! Will definitely have a look.


8:38 PM, Saturday June 18th 2022

Man I know line weight bugged me out too. I kinda cheated a little and used a ruler for like 25ish boxes, and then it came more naturally to me, so maybe try that :) Ain't no shame in using an easier route if you are going to get on the main road eventually.

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These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.

Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).

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