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8:02 AM, Sunday February 14th 2021

That there are figure drawing artist and portrait artist and landscape artists doesn't mean that studying a figure or a landscape or a portrait is not a study. I'm not saying they aren't art or anything like that.

11:45 AM, Sunday February 14th 2021

Well fair enough but I still don't agree. Yes a study is still a study even when the subject is interesting, but the line between personal project and study can be blurred. Just because you have a clear idea of what you want to improve on, or you're trying a new approach from a tutorial you just watched, doesn't mean it's just an exercise.

A figure drawing session, that includes both semi-structured content like figuary and some time to draw entirely as you please, seems like a good counter-balance to drawabox's "pure" exercises, and imo, it's counterproductive to discourage that by viewing everything educational as equivalent to grinding drawabox.

1:06 PM, Sunday February 14th 2021
edited at 1:07 PM, Feb 14th 2021

If you take a look at my initial comment you can see that I said "figure drawing studies" specifically. I did not say that it's not a good counter balance to drawabox pure exercises. I did myself a lot of figure drawing since I started drawabox.

Figure drawing is a good counter balance that complements drawabox well but that doesn't mean that it counts as "fun drawing" for the 50% rule.

edited at 1:07 PM, Feb 14th 2021
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