The Indomitable (Summer 2022)

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    12:54 PM, Wednesday June 15th 2022

    Heyo I'm AGES and ill be critiquing your work today


    SuperImposed: great i dont see any wobbling and while near the bottom (2nd page) i see some lines that are fraying most of your lines are very accurate nice job

    Ghosted: occasionally i see alittle bit of overshooting in this case lift your pen as soon as you hit the dot although this will need some practice i also see alittle bit of wobbling which i can tell was because poor ghosting but overall your lines are confident and mostly accurate

    Ghosted Planes: same as above albeit i do some wobbling at the bottom which could result from weird positioning and poor ghosting make sure to thoughtfully ghost through your lines as unconsciously ghosting can result in not actually ghosting to the point, realizing and then poorly ghosting and being unconfident although maybe that's just me overall good work


    Tables of Ellipses: good work overall i see little to no aggressive overlapping against the bounds you do have some ellipses that dont reach the bounds and thats results in gaps

    Planes & Ellipses: same as above small overlapping and undershooting but overall good

    Funnels: these are always the hardest to critique as my eyes always play tricks on me personally speaking but regardless they generally look pretty good they're centered in the minor axis although near the bottom i do see some miscentering but overall same as above confident accurate ellipses


    Plotted: there is little to nothing to note here as this is just a introduction to vps and 3d space good job

    Rough: about that note you put dont grind just post the work you have intially so it can critiqued you'll burn out after constantly grinding out a single exercise. As for your boxes there generally pretty fine no guessing and width lines go parallel to the horizon and height perpendicular also you're lines arent bad its comedic in a way because worrying about how your lines are is actually going to mess them up you're going to be less confident resulting in wobbling

    Rotated boxes: you did your best everybody struggles with these even just a little bit overall make sure to keep corners in your boxes close make them snuggly and make the boxes actually rotate (which you did fairly okay with albeit some mistakes) boxes vps will shift against the horizon line when they are rotating creating a new convergence rate

    Organic Perspective: did okay albeit some wobbly lines and perspective jank not going to hard into this as the 250 boxes challenge with solve most of these issues

    Notes: although not a mistake i wouldn't recommend putting your exercises in boxes like you did with the organics and rough's as it will make perspective way more difficult to eyeball

    Next Steps:

    overall you did pretty good i'll make this lesson as complete and move on to the 250 boxes challenge read the instructions carefully and do not deviate do not end like me having to restart the challenge because i wasn't doing the challenge correctly

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    2:00 PM, Monday June 13th 2022

    Hello again I already see some great improvement nice job! there is a little wobbling in some of the lines but that's gonna be solved with some more practice. When you get better at drawing lines with confidence you can then start focusing your attention on accuracy but always try to keep your lines confident, drawn from the shoulder and ghosted you did great i'll mark this lesson complete.

    Next Steps:

    Next you should start getting ready for the 250 boxes challenge read the instructions carefully and follow them to the T, read through the boxes section of Lesson 1 as many times as you can. This challenge will not only improve your spatial awareness when its comes to rotating forms (boxes in this case) in 3d space it will help your lines too! good luck Bob.

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    11:49 PM, Saturday June 11th 2022

    Heyo I'm Ages and ill be critiquing your work today.


    SuperImposed: i see alot of fraying and wobbly lines in this case remember to use your shoulder and draw with confidence ignoring accuracy for now as you'll be able to practice that once you learn how to smoother lines

    Ghosted: your lines are very wobbly which can solved by the above also remember to plan out your lines by rotating your page and ghosting your lines so you can get some of that temporary muscle memory

    Ghosted Planes: i know there isnt any but you should really get that in sometime for solo critiques i recommend going to the discord


    Ghosted Planes with Ellipses: these are fine but can be improved with some more practice as i see some distorted in the planes focus on confidence rather than accuracy

    Tables of Ellipses: while your ellipses are in their bounds they aren't confident and very wobbly albeit some are better than others also while there isn't a rule stating against it im really unsure about how some of the orientations are done here id recommend sticking to the wavy lines rather than the boxy ones

    Funnels: Remember to keep the ellipses cut in half while also trying to keep inside the funnel (keeping them inside the funnel is less important however. I've probably dried this word the hell out but focusing on confidence is key here)


    Plotted Perspective: not bad you did good

    Rough Perspective: your first page is good but later on you start guessing alot remember we're working in one point perspective meaning the lines have the following traits

    "All lines that go off into the distance converge at the vanishing point.

    All horizontal lines run perfectly parallel to the horizon.

    All vertical lines run perfectly perpendicular to the horizon."

    there aren't any other traits besides those so try to plan your next line to follow those traits

    Rotated Boxes: everybody struggles with these id say you did your best the boxes are nice and snug remember the boxes vps need to shift along the horizon that is actual rotation when the boxes convergences are sharing a position those boxes are not rotated

    Organic perspective: its normal to have some perspective wonkiness you will be working on this during the 250 boxes challenge

    Overall i heavily recommend focusing on line confidence rather than accuracy using your shoulder and ghosting technique effectively giving you the confidence by using the ghosting technique

    Next Steps:

    there's some stuff id like you to retry or get critiqued

    The Ghosted Planes and the Ghosted Lines:

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    6:33 PM, Thursday June 2nd 2022

    possibly although i did them in pencil at the time due to not knowing about the fineliner rule however I do have some warmups I could send into the community critique with stuff the Rotated Boxes exercises being redone since i haven't done that in a while

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    12:58 PM, Wednesday June 1st 2022

    I'm not Uncomfy so I can't truly say This is what you do" so if he responds listen to him however personally I feel you may need to ask yourself if you still remember the material you had previously learned. You should also get back into the hobby of doing the exercises

    8:06 PM, Saturday May 28th 2022

    I seriously appreciate this because i still didnt know why or how contour lines were useful or more accurately how they are related to the thinking in 3d section

    10:29 PM, Saturday April 16th 2022

    Ok Thanks Uncomfy!

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    8:42 PM, Saturday April 16th 2022

    Hello. Id like to say to say that you did a pretty good job with this however i do have some critiques that could help with your understanding of these subject matters :) (hopefully at least)


    In terms of your Superimposed they arent bad. There is a little bit of minor fraying at the beginning but it could be my eyes playing tricks on me. Otherwise they're smooth and consistent and thats all that matters as of now

    Ghosted lines: nice and clean and actually pretty accurate. They're a couple lines that arch but that could be because the page was getting cluttered if it wasnt arch in the opposite direction consciously. They're also a couple that wobble alittle bit now thats ive noticed but overall not bad

    Ghosted planes: Nice job some do miss their points little bit and some do have a little wobble. But most of the lines are clean and consistent. We can always work on accuracy after we work on clean lines


    Tables of Ellipses: i noticed that your ellipses arent hitting the bounds of the tables. Also noticed that your ellipses arent being drawn through at least 2-3 times as this will help you be more confident with your ellipses

    Ellipses in planes: some are floating alittle bit (by that i mean they dont hit all 4 sides of the square/plane) some actually hit little bit too far out the box but overall thumbs up


    Ocassionally your ellipses wont be cut in halfs by the minor axis/normal vector and while your ellipses arent shifting in their degrees its not a mistake thats noted by uncomfy so i wont count it as one. However at a certain point you should be probably strive for this. Your ellipses also occasionally go outside the bounds of the funnels a little bit.


    Plotted Perspective: there is virtually nothing wrong with these. They dont have any distortion good job

    Rough Perspective: You did good. All the height lines are perpendicular to horizon and width lines parallel. Line correction is good and there was no guessing nice job

    *The Rotated Boxes: virtually everybody struggles with these to at least some degree but dont fret you did the exercises correctly and the best you could all the corners betweens boxes are close and as of my current knowledge at this moment the boxes are actually rotating alittle you did your best

    Organic Perspective: your boxes convergences do sometimes become alittle wonky but overall you did your best and dont worry you will get tons of practice with boxes as you do the 250 box challenge

    you will get tons of practice with these when you do your warmups in general. Im gonna mark this lesson as complete good job mate

    Next Steps:

    i recommend you practice your ellipses for your warmups of course dont stop practicing the others but its good to tackle your weakpoints as of now you should also get acquainted with the instructions of the 250 box challenge (*trust me you dont wanna redraw all 250 of those damn boxes because you didn't know/follow the instructions)

    otherwise always feel free to reread and rewatch lesson material as it will help you absorb material and understand the concepts more

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    10:52 PM, Tuesday April 12th 2022

    To be honest i admire your focus you're clearly putting alot of thought into it and taking the time you need in order to get the job done as long as your following the instructions (and not torturing yourself) it should be okay

    11:02 PM, Thursday April 7th 2022

    Oh that makes sense Thanks Uncomfy!

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