250 box challenge - purpose of the exercise
2:20 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020
I'm currently at box #110 on 250 box challenge, and I started to wonder about the goal of this exercise.
I started out drawing them completely freehand, no guides. Later on I started to incorporate the followings:
• Placing my fingertip somewhere far (2-8 inches outside of the paper) as a vanishing point to guide my other lines
• Drawing multiple dots toward the VP (not quite a dotted line, but definitely more than just one or two dots) to help visualize the lines
These steps did improve my results. But I also wonder, if this is just the same thing as using a ruler, just with less precision. If the goal of the exercise is just to deliver more accurate results, a ruler would do it. But since the exercise doesn’t call for it, that’s obviously not the goal. Yet as I mentioned, I feel like using guides (fingers, dots, pen, etc) for the sake of better results is not that different from using a straight edge all the way around.
So the goal – is it to be draw so many boxes that you will start to intuitively “see” approximate angles of where each line should be without any guide, or is there something else going on?
I hope that makes sense. Thanks!