250 Box Challenge

11:18 PM, Tuesday June 22nd 2021

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Direct Link: https://i.imgur.com/SCTIsfh.jpg

Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered enterta...

Hey! This is my 250 boxes challenge submission, it took me some weeks 'cause i've been super busy, so it might be a bit inconsistent towards the end.

Anyway, any feedback is welcome!

0 users agree
7:56 AM, Wednesday June 23rd 2021
edited at 5:06 AM, Jun 25th 2021

Hello, first of all, I just want to say congratulations on finishing the 250 box challenge! It is surely a tough challenge but you have endured drawing the same thing over and over again.

I will point out some mistakes and give feedback on how to fix them.

  • Your lines look good, they are straight and confident, although they tend to wobble a bit when you add line weight. Keep in mind to always draw from your shoulder no matter how short the lines are and how awkward it may feel.

  • Looking at the boxes, you have placed some of the extension lines wrongly on boxes 2, 3, and 60. These lines should be extended away from the viewer and towards their own vanishing point. A good rule of thumb is to always extend the lines away from the center dot of the Y. You keep on improving each page and the extension lines are now placed 100% accurately so good job for that.

  • The divergences are significant from the first few pages (as it should be) but it gradually fades away as you continue through the process. The inner corners of the boxes may sometimes look pretty off even with the recent ones though it is completely common and normal as they are influenced by the accumulation of past errors. You can fix this through more planning by thinking about the box as a whole and comparing the angles of all the other lines. Take advantage of the lines that are pretty close and make them parallel. (https://i.imgur.com/8PqQLE0.png)

  • Additionally, it is easier to draw the inner corner before the last line of the box. (https://imgur.com/a/DHlA3Jh)

  • Those hatching lines look pretty confident, consistent, and evenly spaced! Though it is sometimes misplaced such as on boxes 1 and 86 where I believe that they are drawn inside the box. Remember to hatch the plane that faces the viewer (you can choose between the three). This is just my personal opinion but I think it will look better and less confusing if you hatch perpendicularly or in the opposite direction of the lines. This way, we can clearly define the lines of the box without it bunching with the hatching lines. (https://imgur.com/a/bVkbRT4)

  • Lastly, make sure to keep the angle of the Y at least 90 degrees so that it doesn't look distorted. Your boxes 77, 105, and 130 look somewhat tapered.

Overall, your boxes look clean and you minimize mistakes through each page. You have absorbed the concept of this challenge pretty well which is to develop your understanding of 3D space and how forms can be manipulated within it. I'm impressed that you completed the challenge with significant improvement even with a busy schedule. I'll give you the pass to move on to lesson 2. Great job!

Next Steps:

Lesson 2

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete. In order for the student to receive their completion badge, this critique will need 2 agreements from other members of the community.
edited at 5:06 AM, Jun 25th 2021
3:13 PM, Saturday June 26th 2021
edited at 6:34 PM, Jun 28th 2021

I really do struggle with all this. I appreciate the tips, specially to draw the inner corner first.

Thank you so much of your feedback! It was really helpful.

edited at 6:34 PM, Jun 28th 2021
The recommendation below is an advertisement. Most of the links here are part of Amazon's affiliate program (unless otherwise stated), which helps support this website. It's also more than that - it's a hand-picked recommendation of something I've used myself. If you're interested, here is a full list.
The Art of Brom

The Art of Brom

Here we're getting into the subjective - Gerald Brom is one of my favourite artists (and a pretty fantastic novelist!). That said, if I recommended art books just for the beautiful images contained therein, my list of recommendations would be miles long.

The reason this book is close to my heart is because of its introduction, where Brom goes explains in detail just how he went from being an army brat to one of the most highly respected dark fantasy artists in the world today. I believe that one's work is flavoured by their life's experiences, and discovering the roots from which other artists hail can help give one perspective on their own beginnings, and perhaps their eventual destination as well.

This website uses cookies. You can read more about what we do with them, read our privacy policy.