Is this regular?

6:26 PM, Wednesday April 10th 2024

I definitely acknowledge that this question has been somewhat answered in the faq article. But, I find this situation more different. I have currently finished around 20 boxes in the 250 box challenge. The problem is, I still find trouble in my lines. Oftentimes, I look through finished homework submissions of the same challenge, and I realise that all the students have no issue with the lines. Despite my efforts in revising the previous lesson, revisiting lines in my warm-ups, and me taking my time in the ghosting method, I still end it up missing the point completely or undershoot most of the time with even small wobbles and bumps sprinkled in some up until this point. Am I doing something wrong, or should I continue as normal?

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4:28 AM, Thursday April 11th 2024
  1. This is normal! Accuracy will come with time and practice, and even then it will falter intermittently - the most important thing you can focus on at this stage is drawing confidently with your whole arm. It sounds like you're taking enough time to plan out your lines, so just keep doing that. If you miss, don't worry, you have plenty of practice in your future!

  2. It can be quite tempting to compare your work to that of others, but this is a false benchmark of your progress. The only true measure of your progress comes from comparing your work to your previous work - a week ago, a month ago, a year ago. Here you can see meaningful, measurable, specific improvement which you can point to. Not only does this help you understand what you've improved on mechanically, it also helps to highlight changes in your ability to evaluate art, which itself is a separate skill. Your best drawing that you were super proud of a year ago might look much worse after you've learned more about perspective, lighting, color theory, etc. That doesn't mean it was a bad drawing, it means you've gotten better at perceiving and evaluating your own work, which is something to be celebrated.

Keep up the good work and don't let mechanical errors stand in your way! Take your time, draw them boxes, and be proud of what you've accomplished! I think you'll find that your first 5 boxes will look quite different from your last 5. Good luck!

3:23 PM, Thursday April 11th 2024

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6:16 PM, Thursday April 11th 2024

I'd be happy to clarify if anything I've said is unclear, but unfortunately "?????" is about as informative as a dog's head tilt, so I'm a bit unsure of where the confusion lies lol

4:38 AM, Friday April 12th 2024

Wait I just replied with a thumbs up emoji but it got replaced with question marks

I guess this site cannot process emoji characters

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