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    12:43 AM, Tuesday August 11th 2020

    Arrows and Sausages:

    No comments here. You did good.

    Textures:

    One thing I've noticed in your analysis on crumbled paper is that your shadows don't seem to be related to each other. Often, most of your shadows end without any neighboring shadows around implying their relation. I hope that makes sense - When drawing texture in "negative space", it's important to keep in mind the concept of "lost and found" shadows.

    Form Intersections:

    One thing I've noticed in your form intersections is the perspective of your boxes is very wild. They have inconsistent or otherwise impossible foreshortening, the former being the actual the point of this exercise - to draw forms that look like they belong in the same space. Apart from that, some of your boxes are incomplete (you need to draw through them). I'd suggest trying to do two pages of this exercise again but this time, really focus on drawing shapes with consistent foreshortening.

    Organic intersections:

    No comments here either. You did good.

    Next Steps:

    As I said above, I'd suggest doing two more pages of the form intersections exercise, this time focusing more on the forms rather than the intersections. Without thinking about how they intersect, draw boxes, spheres, pyramids, and cylinders **while focusing on consistent foreshortening. You want to make your form feel like they belong in the same scene.*** You can then do the intersections if you want, but it's not necessary.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    10:07 PM, Sunday August 2nd 2020

    Thank you for the critique! Here is my revision as asked. I've drawn every shape this time - although you might have trouble seeing the whole sausages, because I got a bit ambitious with the shadows. Sorry about that :<

    https://imgur.com/a/6JEPhSv

    4:51 PM, Sunday July 26th 2020

    That's already some amazing improvement, well done!

    I believe you are ready to tackle the 250 box challenge. Remember, confidence and patiente is key.

    Next Steps:

    You are ready for the 250 boxes challenge!

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    1:45 AM, Thursday July 23rd 2020

    Hello xmrln! I'll look at your work to see if I have some critique to give you.

    Markmaking:

    Apart from some occasional wobbling and overlapping lines, you did a fantastic job. Good work.

    Ellipses:

    Fantastic!

    Boxes:

    Overall great! But I two

    -In the rotating boxes, I see little rotation on the boxes near the further end, as they mostly seem to be converging to the same vanishing point. Here's an example to illustrate what I mean

    -Organic perspective: You have very few boxes! Don't be afraid to draw more, and to overlap them.

    Overall:

    Stellar job, the best I've seen so far

    Next Steps:

    You're ready for the 250 boxes challenge!

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    1:32 AM, Thursday July 23rd 2020

    Hi Birdhair! I'll look at your work to see if I have some critique to give you.

    To start off, I'd like to ask you something. Have you been constantly using your shoulder to draw? I see a lot of wobbling all around your submission. A wobbly lines are always a mistake, no matter how accurate, and a confident line will be correct. With practice, you'll improve your accuracy. Go over to this page again: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/2

    This mistake consitent accross all exercices. That said, I'll look at your exercices and give you feedback anyways.

    Ellipses:

    I can hardly see the table! Is it a scanning issue? If so, you can take picture next times.

    Ellipses are also very wobbly. You can ghost them too, and you should. Funnel look pretty good, you did great in cutting the ellipses in half.

    Boxes

    Rough perspective: You made one mistake: some of your boxes aren't aligned with the horizon line. The width lines should be parallel to the horizon line and the height lines perpendicular to that.

    Rotating boxes: I see little rotation on the boxes near the far end, as they mostly seem to be converging to the same vanishing point. Here's an example to illustrate what I mean. It is a common mistake so don't feel bad, you'll get it next time!

    Organic perspective: It's normal for the perspective to be a little off, because you'll work on that in the 250 boxes challenge. You did good.

    Overall, you did a decent job but your main weakness is your markmaking. I heavily recommend getting familiar with ghosting lines before going forward.

    Next Steps:

    I want you to fill 2 pages of ghosted planes (with an ellipse filling each) while leaving little to no room of space left within the page.

    To reiterate, ghosting is one of the most important things to do along with drawing from the shoulder and you will have to do these two all the time in drawabox.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    1:01 AM, Thursday July 23rd 2020

    Hi Dragonxrose! I'll look at your work to see if I have some critique to give you.

    Lines exercises:

    It’s pretty good! Your lines are confident and straight, and you already have a pretty good accuracy. One thing though, on the first exercise, you had a tendency to fray on both ends. Looks like you fixed that habit on the planes exercises, though. Good work!

    Ellipses exercises:

    I've noticed two mistakes. For one, you drew over some ellipses more than 2 or three times. Try to keep it to a minimum.

    I also see some wobbling. Remember, you can ghost your ellipses too. If you do, you'll reduce wobbling and improve the smoothness and confidence of your ellipses.

    That said, you did a great job on funnels. Keep it up!

    Boxes exercises:

    Not much to say on Plotted Perspective. Very clean and very well done.

    Rotating boxes: Most of your lines make senses, which is a geat indicator that you think in 3D. On thing though, I see little rotation on the boxes after the second in each axis, as they seem to all converge to the same vanishing point. Here's an example to illustrate what I mean This exercise is very hard, so don't feel bad about it. Everyone makes that mistake.

    Organic perspective: Very good! The only thing mistake I see there is some overlapping lines. Every line should be drawn only once.

    You did great overall. I wouldn't ask for any revisions, but keep my comments in mind for the the future. I deem you ready for the 250 box challenge!

    Next Steps:

    Move on the the 250 boxes challenge. This challenge takes time and patience, so don't let it drag you down. Remember to warm up before every session with any of the previous exercises. I recommend not ignoring the ellipses exercises for your warmups, as you'll need that practice for lesson 2.

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    11:53 PM, Monday July 6th 2020

    It's already really good! I believe you're ready to tackle the 250 boxes challenge! Remember, confidence is key

    Next Steps:

    You can move forward to the 250 box challenge!

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    12:44 AM, Friday July 3rd 2020

    Glad to hear it! Show us your revision and we'll be ready to mark your lesson 1 as complete.

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    4:29 PM, Tuesday June 30th 2020

    Hi Odingrey! I'll look at your work to see if I have some critique to give you.

    To start off, I'd like to ask you something. Have you been constantly using your shoulder to draw? On some exercises, I see very straight lines (ie: ghosted planes, rotating), but on others like rough and organic perspective, I see some wobbling and some curved lines. To prevent hesitation while drawing these lines, make sure you are placing your points exactly where you want them and then focus only on ghosting after that. In other words, think about the perspective as you're placing your points, and forget about it while you focus on drawing a straight, confident line.

    Lines exercises:

    Apart from a bit of wobbling, you did pretty well. Remember that a wobbly line is always a mistake, even if you connect the two points. A straight confident line is always a success, even if it misses the mark even a tiny bit.

    Ellipses exercises:

    Ellipses are fine. Some are a bit wobbly but you're not expected to get it nicely right away. However, some of your ellipses are pinched or uneven, but judging by overall performance, you must already know that. Remember that you should prioritize smoothness and confidence over accuracy while drawing your ellipses. Ghosting helps tremendously.

    On funnels, the minor axis (middle line) should cut your ellipses in two symmetrical halves. However, it looks like you made this mistake because the sides of your funnels are not evenly placed from the center line. In that case, it's a planning mistake more than a markmaking mistake. But do mind that next time!

    Boxes exercises:

    -Rotating boxes: You did a very good job on the perspective! Most of the lines you drew through your boxes make sense. However, I see little rotation on the boxes near the far end, as they mostly seem to be converging to the same vanishing point. Here's an example to illustrate what I mean

    -Rough Perspective: Apart from a couple curved lines, you made one mistake: some of your boxes aren't aligned with the horizon line. The width lines should be parallel to the horizon line and the height lines perpendicular to that.

    -Organic perspective: Lots and lots of wobbling! I can't find any points, so I assume you skipped ghosting in this exercise.

    Apart from that, you did a pretty good job. It's normal for the perspective to be a little off, because you'll work on that in the 250 boxes challenge.

    Overall, you did a decent job but much of your lines in the last exercises lack confidence. Remember to not skip ghosting as it will hurt you more than anything else.

    Next Steps:

    I'd suggest you do 1 additional page of the organic perpestive exercise, this time placing points to ghost your lines and draw with your shoulder. These two things are very important and you will have to use them both in the coming 250 box challenge.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    9:48 PM, Sunday May 3rd 2020

    Hi! Thanks for your critique! ... and sorry for the late response. I had forgotten to check back for this.

    Today I followed your instructions and made a revision of the ghosted planes and organic perspective execices. Here's the link: https://imgur.com/a/glFLZGK

    There's a couple things I am not really happy about. In the organic perspective exercice, I've tried adding line weight to the boxes closest to the viewer to make the lines less confusing... It didn't turn out too great.

    As for drawing for the shoulder: Yes, when I initially did lesson one, there is times where I didn't draw from the shoulder. Since then, I've worked toward fixing this bad habit and I am much more mindful of my markmaking. (For the last weeks, I've actually started the 250 boxes challenges, and I've gotten better at it through that.)

    Though, I still have trouble ghosting lines & drawing from the shoulder... Everytime I sit down to do DAB, I feel like I've forgotten how to do it! This led me to a lot of frustrations but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it now. One thing I still have problem with is ghosting very small lines. I think you'll see what I'm talking about when looking at my revision.

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