Candlelight

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    6:24 PM, Saturday March 27th 2021

    Hi, well done on the task! Below I have some critiques:

    • The arrows you drew are slanted and are quite wibbly, when they should be drawn with smmoth curves drawn with flow and confidence.

    • On the 'Organic Forms with Contour Lines' exercise the ellipses you have drawn in your sausage forms have a similar degree (the width of each ellipse along its minor axis), when they should be different widths to show how the form turns in 3D space.

    • Some of the boxes on the 'Form Intersections' exercise are a bit wonky and off, where the edges of the boxes should be converging in the same direction. The lines going towards the corner at the back of box fade, when they should be drawn fully.

    The inside corner of your box looks like it has been drawn with more line weight like the outside edges of the box, which is unnecessary as line weight inside the box flatens the image and makes the box look like a bunch of lines.

    Next Steps:

    Practice your arrows and try to aim to make them less slanted with a focus on flow and confident lines. Also make sure to practice your organic sausage forms and make sure the ellipses are angled to show the form's direction in 3D space. Lastly keep in mind when drawing boxes to draw fully through your forms and do not put the lineweight on the inside of your boxes.

    Do these exercises for 4 pages and then move on to lesson 3 (though still include some of them in your warm ups when starting a Drawabox sesson).

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    1:38 PM, Saturday March 27th 2021

    (This is part of my critique I didn't include by mistake).

    Next Steps:

    Practice your ellipses again but this time be sure to keep track of the amount of times you draw through them and making sure you stick to the correct amount. After 2 pages of practice move on to the 250 box challenge.

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    1:32 PM, Saturday March 27th 2021

    Hello, well done for finishing the first lesson! For my critiques, I would say that for your ellipses it looks like you have drawn through your ellipses more than the advised amount (2-3 times).

    On the 'Rotated Boxes' exercise some of the boxes on the outside aren't properly alligned with the other boxes, where they should converge inward; the shading of some of the outer boxes to be entirely shaded is unnecessary, as the shading should be confined in between the boxes.

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    1:05 PM, Saturday March 27th 2021

    Hi, well done for completing lesson 1! For critiques on your homework, on the 'Table of Ellipses' exercise it looks like you have drawn through your ellipses more than 2 or 3 times (the advised amount of times you should draw through them), which is a little too much. Also some of your boxes are drawn very slightly wibbly (particularly in the 'Planes' exercise and the 'Rough Persective' exercise).

    Next Steps:

    Practice doing your ellipses again but limit the amount of time you draw through them to the advised amount. Additionally make sure you are drawing your lines confidently by keeping relaxed, draw using your shoulder and ghost your lines before you draw them. After a bit of practice you can move on to the 250 box challenge.

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    7:21 PM, Sunday March 14th 2021

    Pretty solid, however it looks like you are drawing very hard from these exercises; you need to make sure you are keeping your arm relaxed when you draw, making sure you are drawing from the shoulder with confidence.

    Next Steps:

    Go on to the 250 box challenge next. Be sure to include some of these exercises in your warm ups before doing future homework, and make sure to draw gentler.

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    7:16 PM, Sunday March 14th 2021

    On the rotated boxes exercise some of the boxes on the outside don't follow the corners of their neighbouring boxes correctly, with there being too much spsce some of the boxes in some areas as well.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge. Make sure you include some of these exercises in your warm ups before doing a Drawabox drawing session.

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    7:02 PM, Sunday March 14th 2021

    On the rough persective exercise, the lines need to remain parallel to the horizon, of which some of yours veer off slightly. Also on the rotated boxes exercise the neighbouring edges of the boxes need to follow each other, which you have mostly done but errors are present here and there.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge. Make sure to include some practices in these exercises (eg. ghosting, ellipses in tables, box construction, etc.) when you do warm up drawings before each Drawabox sesson.

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    8:50 PM, Wednesday March 10th 2021

    Hi, well done for finishing lesson 1. For my critiques, on the funnels exercise, I wouldn't put so many ellipses down as to prevent things being too overwhelming. I would also try to draw each exercise on a different sheet to make things easier to see.

    Also it looks like you have drawn the lines a bit hard, so in future I would keep in mind drawing looser and not pressing down or drawing too tightly.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge. Also make sure to include at least some of these exercises when you do warm-ups before starting a Drawabox drawing sesson.

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    7:10 PM, Wednesday March 10th 2021

    Thank you for the reply. I will make sure to furyher plan out my boxes. I have done the 250 box challenge, so I will be uploading it now.

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    1:23 AM, Monday March 8th 2021

    For the superimposed lines, you have done the lines in a pattern; I would avoid using the exercises to make appealing patterns, as you miss out important details from lessons.

    When drawing ellipses into the planes, make sure they touch the 4 different edges of the plane, as many ellipses veer away from the edges.

    On the tables of ellipses, the ellipses look they are drawn very heavily, so make sure to draw them smoother with more confidence and less hesitation in future.

    On the funnels exercise, make sure the ellipses on either side of the major axis (the smaller horizonal line) are of equal size, as they look off-balance.

    On the rough perspective exercise the lines aren't properly aligned with the horizon line, and the lines are a little shakey.

    On the rotated box exercise, the boxes on the left and the boxes in the right taper differently, so make sure the boxes each side are mirrored correctly.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge, but be sure to go over a few of these exercises when doing warm-ups for lessons. Remember to:

    • Plan out shapes using the ghosting method

    • Draw ellipses and boxes with confidence

    • Make sure mirrored proportions are correct by carefully planning (often using ghosting)

    • Make sure to align horizonal lines to the horizon line

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