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Tutorial - The MAGIC SketchBox
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Published: June 9, 2015
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So I was sketching and as always marveled at how much of a different putting a box around a design makes to the picture, and then I wondered if other people might benefit from this magical not-so-secret.

It might be something you already know, but if you don't have fun putting boxes round your sketches!

And it's also not a bad thing if you decide to go ahead with your floating figure! There's no right answer to art after all!

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leniart's avatar
leniartStudent Digital Artist
this will change my life owo
Samsally's avatar
Oh, what a clever idea! I should definitely try that (and... maybe... actually post sketches again *cough*)
Barkindji's avatar
I wrote only my 2nd-ever critique on this guide. Hope you think it's okay. My 1st one never got posted. That would technically make this my 1st.
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DMAKAZStudent Digital Artist
Aha ! Wonderful advice you are A legend ! 🙌
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Urb3thHobbyist General Artist
I will need to start doing this! Thank you! :D
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
No problem :D Happy sketching!
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angelofmusic1997Hobbyist General Artist
A great tip that I occasionally use, but not as often as I should :) I actually forgot about it but shhhhh don't tell anyone. Thank you. :) 
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
boxes are the best :P
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AilithirStudent General Artist
How come I've never found out about this before today?!
You've just changed my life :'D
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
Haha, yeah i always sketch smaller, even digitally, and then play with boxes before setting up my final canvas. I love the boxes.... XD glad my 3am musings were useful for you!
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Or a circle :eyes: 
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
I've never had success with circles.... sadly... cos other people can do them so well
ArynChris's avatar
Stare I knew this once.  AND THEN I FORGOT!

Grantedly, I never used it, because all my stuff is references and doesn't need to look pretty, what it needs is to show all the right details.  But this doesn't change the fact that I forgot.

Thanks for posting!
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
Goldfish.
ArynChris's avatar
I don't know how you know what crackers I'm snacking on, but yes.

And also yes.  Although in this house, we normally think of Fred instead of goldfish.  Fred is a particularly dumb cat.  There are many theories about how this cat came to be (there are arguably more pet theories than pet animals in the house), but mine is that Fred's unusually large skull is in fact a goldfish bowl, and the rest of the "body" is an advanced life support system for the goldfish.
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Rovanna Digital Artist
Yes, this is such a great tip! :D 
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FionaCreatesProfessional General Artist
I <3 Boxes
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