AzureBlazes

The Fearless

The Indomitable (Winter 2022)

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  • The Resilient (Spring 2023)
  • The Indomitable (Winter 2022)
  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • The Fearless
  • Giver of Life
  • Dimensional Dominator
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  • Basics Brawler
    11:12 PM, Wednesday January 17th 2024

    Hello Elodin, thank you for putting the time to review my submission! I've tried putting in your advice to work, particularly the one about intersections and my sausage forms.

    https://imgur.com/a/JNqfFM0

    12:48 AM, Saturday December 2nd 2023

    Don't worry, you'll steadily get better as you continue to practice your lines. As for the 250 Box Challenge, yes, you do have to continue forwards with it and get critiqued for it the same way. When you do the challenge, make sure to pace yourself each day.

    Next Steps:

    Continue to the 250 Box Challenge.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete. In order for the student to receive their completion badge, this critique will need 2 agreements from other members of the community.
    4:36 AM, Wednesday November 29th 2023

    Your funnels look good, few of your ellipses overlap and fail to fit snugly, but I am calling this a good work. Just be sure not to forget.

    Next Steps:

    Move onto the 250 Box Challenge.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete. In order for the student to receive their completion badge, this critique will need 2 agreements from other members of the community.
    1 users agree
    9:07 PM, Sunday November 26th 2023

    Hello Threedots, I will be reviewing your submission today.

    LINES

    Super Imposed Lines - Your superimposed lines are looking good. You've managed to start at the same starting point with little fraying towards at the beginning, though your curved lines are an exception to that. Be sure to ghost properly with those lines as well.

    Ghosted Lines - Your ghosted lines are well done. You have ghosted enough properly to make confident lines, though I can see they wobble a bit at the end. Make sure to commit to the mark confidently rather than accurately.

    Ghosted Planes - Your ghosted planes are fine, and the same things that applied to the ghosted lines applies here as well. Ghosting and practice will help with your confident lines.

    ELLIPSES

    Tables of Ellipses - Your tables are generally very good, with your ellipses fitting snugly and touching the borders with little to no overlap with each other.

    Ellipses in Planes - Your ellipses in planes is also very good, though soome of your ellipsess don't tend to touch all four sides of the plane. Ghosting and taking your time before committing to the ellipse helps.

    Funnels - I do not see your Funnels exercise. Please provide it and double check your homework before you submit.

    BOXES

    Plotted Perspective - No issues here, good job.

    Rough Perspective - Good job on keeping the lines either perpendicular or horizontal to the horizon. Also, you've accurately used the line correction method, here's a little wobble/curving to your lines, but practice should help with that over time.

    Rotated Boxes - Very nice. Some students really struggle with this exercise, and it is clear that your spatial awareness is good as you've rotated your boxes quite accurately while maintaining quite a close distance with each corner of the boxes. A little bit of curving and wobbly lines can be seen here too in your line work but I'm sure this will improve over practice.

    Organic Perspective - The organic boxes here look good. You've kept a good sense of rotation as well as perspective.

    All in all, this is a good submission and I'm confident you'll improve over time. Keep in mind to ghost more and work on that wobbling/curvature of your lines, and make sure to double check before you submit.

    Next Steps:

    1 page of Funnels

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    1 users agree
    8:56 PM, Sunday November 26th 2023

    Hello Embrah, I will be reviewing your lesson today.

    LINES

    Super Imposed Lines - Your superimposed lines are looking good, though there is a little bit of fraying in the beginning.

    Ghosted Lines - You've done well in this as well. You've ghosted enough that you've accurately started at the starting point and even reached very close to the endpoint as well. There is a sligght bit of wobbling, but that'll improve over time.

    Ghosted Planes - Good job here as well. As with the previous exercise, you've drawn confident strokes and ghosted enough to ensure that most lines start at the starting point and end on or close to the endpoint to make the planes.

    ELLIPSES

    Tables of Ellipses - Your table looks good, where most of the ellipses fit snugly, though there is some extra space that still could have used some filling in, while some of your ellipses are not fully marked either. Remember to ghost properly and then commit to the mark.

    Ellipses in Planes - Your ellipses in planes are quite good too, though some of the ellipses are not touching all four ends of the plane. Ghosting properly should minimize this issue effectively.

    Funnels - Good job on your funnels. You're ellipses look good with how confident they are. There is a relative symmetry with the minor axis cutting the ellipses, though some of them are not touching.

    BOXES

    Plotted Perspective - Everything looks good here.

    Rough Perspective - Good job on keeping the lines either perpendicular or horizontal to the horizon, however, I see no line correction method and thus this is incomplete. Be sure to include that in before you submit.

    Rotated Boxes - Impressive work. Some students really struggle with this exercise, and it is clear that your spatial awareness is good as you've rotated your boxes quite accurately while maintaining quite a close distance with each corner of the boxes. A little bit of curving and wobblyy lines can be seen here too in your line work but I'm sure this will improve over practice.

    Organic Perspective - Your organic boxes look good. You've kept a good sense of rotation as well as perspective here too.

    Overall this is a strong submission, just do not forget some steps when you are doing your homework.

    Next Steps:

    I would recommend doing 1 page of Rough Perspective again due to its incompleteness.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    1 users agree
    8:43 PM, Sunday November 26th 2023

    Hello Isaias, I will be critiquing your work.

    LINES

    Superimposed Lines - Your superimposed lines tend to fray at the beginning and arch a little. Try to slow down and set your pen down a the beginning before making your mark. As for the arching, try to use your shoulder to consciously arch back a little into a straight line.

    Ghosted Lines - I do not see your Ghosted Lines exercise. Please provide it.

    Ghosted Planes - Good job on your ghosted planes, you've drawn confident strokes and ghosted enough to ensure that most lines start at the starting point, though you seem to overshoot easily. Practice should naturally make it easier, though.

    ELLIPSES

    Tables of Ellipses - Your table looks good with most of the ellipses touching the borders with little or no overlap. You've correctly maintained the 2-stroke ellipse and ghosted enough to keep the ellipses snugly together. Good job.

    Ellipses in Planes - Your ellipses in planes are quite good too, having confident marks as it touches all sides of the plane. Nicely done.

    Funnels - Good job on your funnels. You're ellipses look good though there is a little wobbling. There is relative symmetry with the minor axis cutting the ellipses.

    BOXES

    Plotted Perspective - I have no problems with this aside from the fact that your lines tend to arch a bit instead of being straight.

    Rough Perspective - Good job on keeping the lines either perpendicular or horizontal to the horizon. You've accurately used the line correction method and drawn through your boxes. Some students go past the horizon or don't line up the correction lines to the corner 'dots' when they draw their correction lines. However, there's a little wobble/curving to your lines. The wobbling we've already addressed.

    Rotated Boxes - Most students struggle with this exercise so don't sweat it. Your boxes are snugly together but tend to be smushed a little. Your spatial awareness is good.

    Organic Perspective - The organic boxes look good! You've kept a good sense of rotation as well as perspective here too, though I can see some of your lines don't end up connecting. Remember to ghost properly.

    Next Steps:

    1 page of Organic Perspective

    1 page of Ghosted Lines

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    1 users agree
    8:25 PM, Sunday November 26th 2023

    Hello, ChristianExodia, congratulations on completing Lesson 1 for DrawABox. I will be critiquing your lesson 1 today.

    Lines

    • Superimposed Lines: Good job on making your lines confident, though they tend to curve a little from what I'm seeing, so try to consciously arch back a little to make the lines straighter. Make sure you set your pen correctly to avoid fraying at the beginning of the line. Remember that it's okay to fray at the end but not at the start. Note that in this lesson the focus is on confidence and not accuracy. Keep practicing drawing these lines with that in mind: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/13/fraying

    • Ghosted Lines: You've done well here, ghosting when necessary for these lines and are accurately putting your pen down at the starting point.

    • Ghosted Planes: Your planes are fine as well, though there are some subtle lines that tend to be wobbly. Make sure you don't hesitate with your lines, and practice. Keep that in mind when using this exercise as a warmup.

    Ellipses

    • Tables of Ellipses: While your ellipses are confident, try to contain your ellipses inside the boxes. They shouldn't be overlapping, either. I am unsure whether you are ghosting enough to do so, but it needs work.

    • Ellipses in Planes: Most of your ellipses do meet the bounds of the plane, but there is some overlap. Once again, ghosting and some practice should help with keeping it inside.

    • Funnels: Your funnels need the same work as above, and you need to draw your ellipses such that the minor axis (the line in the middle) is cutting an ellipse into two relatively symmetrical halves.

    Boxes

    • Plotted Perspective: Everything here looks good.

    • Rough Perspective: Good job on keeping the lines either perpendicular or horizontal to the horizon. Also, you've accurately used the line correction method, though I can see that you've messed up a little. Also, there's a little wobble/curving to your lines.

    • Rotated Boxes: Don't worry about messing up this either, as this is also a hard exercise. It is clear that your spatial awareness is good as you've rotated your boxes quite accurately, though the distance between each corner of the boxes should be a little more closer. A little bit of curving and wobble can be seen here too in your line work but I'm sure this will improve over time.

    • Organic Perspective: Some of your lines wobble and your boxes need to rotate as more distance occurs.

    Overall, this is a good submission, but it needs some work.

    Next Steps:

    1 page of Superimposed Lines

    1 page of Table of Ellipses

    1 page of Organic Boxes

    Please take the time to ghost more, as it willl help with most of the line mark-making you will do.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    2 users agree
    7:56 PM, Sunday November 26th 2023

    Congrats on completing your first biggest challenge on DrawABox! I'll be critiquing your work.

    Good job on maintaining subtle line quality, though not all boxes seem to have it. I do recommend not making your boxes too big, else you end up taking too much space for one sheet of paper.

    Your lines are extended in the correct direction, which is good.

    In some cases due to the exposure of the images, it's hard to see which extended lines are which due to barely being able to see the colored lines, but its doable.

    Some boxes tend to diverge away from the vanishing point, but it's far and few in-between. Here's a more clear guide to making better convergences: https://imgur.com/3zoQA65 when you decide to use this challenge as a warm up.

    Overall you have a decent foundation of what to do, and can begin Lesson 2.

    Next Steps:

    Keep on practicing boxes as warm ups and feel free to begin Lesson 2.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
    4:01 AM, Thursday August 31st 2023

    Sorry about that! I decided to do the 4 plant construction drawings on my own like you recommended here: https://imgur.com/a/NFanBWu

    4:14 AM, Tuesday July 4th 2023

    Here are my revisions, and for some reason I guess imgur didn't include my page of arrows so I put it in there as well.

    https://imgur.com/a/OOWnWGO

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