Should I practice lines before 250 box challenge?

3:56 AM, Friday August 12th 2022

I'm currently 36 boxes through the 250 box challenge and am not to pleased with my lines. I notice some curves here and there and many times I either miss the point I'm ghosting to or under/overshoot the line. I have been using the ghosted planes exercise as a warmup for each session, but I'm not sure if that's enough. Should I practice my lines more or just continue the challenge the way I've been doing it?

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6:40 AM, Saturday August 13th 2022

Unless they're so bad that your boxes barely even look like boxes, keep going. It's normal to not have great lines by the time you get to the box challenge.

3 users agree
8:06 PM, Saturday August 13th 2022

hi

you might do some 10-15 minutes warmups with the exercises from the previous lesson (as is recommended in lesson 0). in this case practicing superimposed lines, ghosted lines and ghosted planes might be helpful. do not grind however. just pick one or two exercises for the day and you'll be fine.

good luck!

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5:03 AM, Saturday August 13th 2022

The way you're going at it is entirely fine, the challenge is pretty early into the course so you're not expected to have mastered drawing your lines; doing the challenge plus the warmups will help you improve at it alongside the main objectives of the challenge.

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4:46 PM, Friday August 26th 2022

The ghosted line you do during the box challenge will be more difficult, b/c you ideally want to stop at a specific point. At this point there is no way you'll be that good at straight lines to always hit your mark. I would maybe do the ghosted planes exercise as a warm up (found here: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/ghostedplanes) before starting on your boxes each day. Its more similar to what your doing in the box challenge than just ghosting random lines.

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