Resume or restart?

7:49 PM, Sunday May 26th 2024

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post!

To put it briefly, I am unsure if I should continue the course or redo it all. I started Drawabox 2 years ago, went from Lesson 0 to 5 in about a year, while at the same time doing the 50% rule more or less. Today, after yet another year, I want to complete it. I took this break because I am preparing for architecture school and felt that the concepts overlapped quite a bit, but this fueled my perfectionistic mindset and I want to get back to drawing just for the sake of it, to rekindle my passion in a way.

I feel that I remember the exercises quite well despite slacking on the warm-ups, but only now can I appreciate the concepts that Drawabox has to offer. I will surely focus on the 50% rule more, but I am unsure what to do about the lessons. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

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11:02 AM, Monday May 27th 2024
edited at 12:04 PM, May 27th 2024

This question sometimes comes up in discord, and the consensus is that after a long break you should revise the material to make sure you remember everything correctly (memory can play tricks on us) and do longer warm ups.

edit: https://imgur.com/a/ag7mWG2 This is Uncomfortable's post in discord on this matter.

edited at 12:04 PM, May 27th 2024
7:58 PM, Monday May 27th 2024

That sounds great! Thank you for the advice!

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