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    Box challenge

    Trying to do the 50 box challenge but Iím not certain that I understood the directions correctly I think I mark Horizen and put a point on the line and then draw a three-dimensional box that is moving toward that particular point. Would appreciate someone letting me know if Iím doing it correctly before I do 250 of them wrong
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    Hi! If this is drawabox.com challenge than you are supposed to draw boxes without horizon line or vanishing points. These should by only in your head. Moreover, you don`t have to draw all boxes on the page with the same horizon and vanishing point.

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    You draw boxes. Not necessarily all the same vanishing point, but you can certainly do that.
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    Place your vanishing point. Then place the edge of a ruler against the vanishing point and draw your lines along the edge of the ruler from each corner of your box. The lines that run parallel to the edges of the page both vertical and horizontal, should always be completely straight and not diagonal like the lines going to the vanishing point.
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    I just thought I'd say that it can help to draw through your boxes, like draw the back sides of the boxes. This will help you understand boxes more.

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    Ok kewl. At least I'm kinda in the right direction

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    I think this exercise can be valuable for practicing your lines - they're extraordinarily feathered for such abrupt shapes. I would try to use this as an excuse to employ an architectural sketching technique to develop some line confidence - using a softer pencil try applying pressure at both the start and end of each line, in one single stroke, no feathering. It should define hard shapes with great success.

    Here are a few pages that demonstrate this method in a messy sketch quality.

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    Looks like somebody is having fun!
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    Good call. My lines are light and feathery. I think it definitely shows uncertainty. I'm starting the excercse over and will work on following your suggestions. Thanks .

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    So many boxes and nothing in them

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Size:  16.3 KBSo what already took me 40 boxes just to figure out which way of drawing these works best for me. Now I feel a little more comfortable I need to slow down and focus on what my objective is. Wish me luck 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krys View Post
    So what already took me 40 boxes just to figure out which way of drawing these works best for me. Now I feel a little more comfortable I need to slow down and focus on what my objective is. Wish me luck 
    Don't work too small, or you will never develop good lines.
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    Gotcha. Thanks again

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    Thanks for the insight. Working on improving lines while drawing empty boxes. Thsnks.

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    Messy take a brreathhhhhh

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Size:  48.3 KBI guess I expected to see some improvement but I'm not so I think perhaps I should take a short break from boxies and do something else and try again later when I don't feel bored with boxes

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