"Is it permissible to redo an exercise when I can spot my mistakes?"

10:58 PM, Friday April 24th 2020


Is it okay for me to redo an exercise when I can spot my mistakes? Or would this be considered grinding?

Example - I can see that my ellipses in the "Tables of Ellipses" exercise are extending beyond their allotted space. I can also see that my ellipses are not of all the same degree. When I draw through my ellipse 2 to 3 times, I end up drawing a similar ellipse slightly off.

Should I repeat the exercise? Do I need to grind so that I can gain the muscle memory? If I should grind, should I do it until my mistakes are corrected? Any advice would be appreciated. And thank you for taking the time to read this.

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11:37 PM, Friday April 24th 2020

I had the same question, I think you can practice. Before doing the exercises you have to warm up, I usually use the first five minutes to do the exercises that make me feel safe and the last five minutes the most difficult for me.

I think that as long as you don't obsess so much about not advancing, it's okay to practice. It is also very important that others see your homework so that they tell you if it is a failure because you are new or if it is a failure because you are doing something wrong or some other type of error.

2:42 PM, Saturday April 25th 2020

Got it! I got to the boxes exercise and I decided to redo most of the exercises because I was so terrrible at it. I will take your warmup method advice. I mostly have been doing the harder exercises first and then the easier ones. I usually require a 15 minute warm up. Thanks for the response montseag!

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4:25 AM, Saturday April 25th 2020
edited at 4:26 AM, Apr 25th 2020

I also struggle with ellipses too. So i take "Planes of ellipses" and "Tunnel" exercises as warm up. Do it daily while doing and moving on other lessons.

"should I do it until my mistakes are corrected", well i think even to the point that you feel comfortable about it. You may keep on doing it, as well as other lesson 1 exercises, like breathing. I see other masters still redo basics to refresh their mind and etc.

Failure is just a part of your process, so don't be so harsh on yourself.

edited at 4:26 AM, Apr 25th 2020
2:39 PM, Saturday April 25th 2020
edited at 3:22 PM, Apr 25th 2020

Thanks for the response Antedey. That is what I have been doing. I should have assumed so.

edited at 3:22 PM, Apr 25th 2020
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