Daijoum

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    1:09 AM, Thursday October 21st 2021

    I think your layout/preparation has improved and it's alright.I would only suggest to fill the page with more exercises and to vary the size of your arcs.

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    1:00 AM, Thursday October 21st 2021

    Hello Rosalinexo, I'll be reviewing your job, congrats on finishing lesson one :)!

    Lines

    Concerning to lines, I think you did a good job on the super-imposed lines. On the ghosted lines exercise, I think your lines tend to arc a little bit, so try to arc in the opposite direction next time so they compensate.On the ghosted planes exercise, you did a good job, you prioritizing confidence over accuracy.

    Ellipses

    About the tables of ellipses, the ellipses should be kept within the bounds without overlapping with other ellipses, and I find some of your ellipses suffer from not doing this.With the ellipses in planes,some ellipses are floating and they don't fit snugly into the planes. The funnels exercise has some of the issues of the two exercises previously mentioned: they don´t fit snugly and sometimes are too loose, and aren't aligned with the minor axis.

    Now, I think the problem with ellipses lie in two main problems: confidence and velocity. Confidence because I see that when you "draw through" your ellipses you second guess and end up with 2 ellipses instead of one smooth, even shape.And velocity because I have find that sometimes, doing ellipses really fast can make it lose some of the accuracy and even confidence. So, my advice will be, watch this video , slow down a bit when drawing ellipses and keep practicing them during your warm-ups.

    Boxes

    Good job on plotted perspective and rough perspective,you nailed it and I see improvement from the 1st page to the second.Also good job on the rotated boxes exercise and organic perspective. Even though these are the hardest exercises, you accomplished the objective of each one and now I think you're ready for the 250 boxes challenge.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 boxes challenge. Make sure to use some of the exercises from the ellipses on this lesson as a warmup later on.

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    12:46 AM, Thursday October 21st 2021

    Hello Rosalinexo, I'll be reviewing your job, congrats on finishing lesson one :)!

    Lines

    Concerning to lines, I think you did a good job on the super-imposed lines. On the ghosted lines exercise, I think your lines tend to arc a little bit, so try to arc in the opposite direction next time so they compensate.On the ghosted planes exercise, you did a good job, you prioritizing confidence over accuracy.

    Ellipses

    About the tables of ellipses, the ellipses should be kept within the bounds without overlapping with other ellipses, and I find some of your ellipses suffer from not doing this.With the ellipses in planes,some ellipses are floating and they don't fit snugly into the planes. The funnels exercise has some of the issues of the two exercises previously mentioned: they don´t fit snugly and sometimes are too loose, and aren't aligned with the minor axis.

    Now, I think the problem with ellipses lie in two main problems: confidence and velocity. Confidence because I see that when you "draw through" your ellipses you second guess and end up with 2 ellipses instead of one smooth, even shape.And velocity because I have find that sometimes, doing ellipses really fast can make it lose some of the accuracy and even confidence. So, my advice will be, watch this video , slow down a bit when drawing ellipses and keep practicing them during your warm-ups.

    Boxes

    Good job on plotted perspective and rough perspective,you nailed it and I see improvement from the 1st page to the second.Also good job on the rotated boxes exercise and organic perspective. Even though these are the hardest exercises, you accomplished the objective of each one and now I think you're ready for the 250 boxes challenge.

    8:12 PM, Wednesday October 20th 2021

    No problem! Good luck with the boxes challenge

    Sure thing, I would like to see it but the link to the imgur image doesn't work. If you have another one I would gladly look over.

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    7:57 PM, Tuesday October 19th 2021

    Hello NoTilt_! First of all, congrats on finishing lesson one. I'll look through your exercises.

    Lines

    Great job with lines, you prioritized confidence over accuracy. A few of your lines on the ghosted lines exercise got a bit wobbly, but they surely improved for the ghosted planes exercise.

    Elipses

    On the ellipses tables, you kept the ellipses within the bounds, and even if some overlapped initially, in the 2nd page I see you fixed it, good job. Now, about the ellipses in planes exercise, some of your ellipses aren't fitting snugly within the plane, but they go really close. So you're almost there, just push it a little bit more so your ellipse touch all 4 sides of the plane. About the funnels exercise, I think the main issue there is that the ellipses on them aren't aligned to the minor axis, but it's a fact of practice, son don't forget to include them in your warm-up exercises.

    Boxes

    Plotted perspective exercise was done really good.On the rough perspective exercise, the sad face box was incorrect due not using 1 point perspective, but using two . All the other boxes on the exercise are correct and I can tell there was improvement about your estimating skills.

    About the rotated boxes I don't personally think you have messed up the top part because of not understanding the "tapered" part of it. I think you did a pretty neat exercise since it's your first time and you got the important part of it: to infer information about space and the arrangement of objects from neighbouring objects.It's hard, but even Uncomfortable says in the example "I'm not going to say that this is what your work should look like when you're done - because in all likelihood, it won't. "

    And aaaahh... organic boxes. That was one really hard for me too.The main point is that you did it. Is as it says in the purpose of the exercise "throw you into the deep end of the pool without having yet taught you to swim". Just remember: keep prioritizing confidence over accuracy as in the other exercises and don't re-do lines.

    And with that being said, I think you're ready to face the 250 boxes challenge. You got it!

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 boxes challenge. Make sure to use some of the exercises from this lesson as a warmup later on.

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    10:41 PM, Thursday September 23rd 2021

    Hello WobotWizard! Congratulations on finishing Lesson 1 exercises. I'll look through your exercises.

    Concerning to yourLines, you did a good job with the superimposed lines exercise.I noticed that in your ghosted lines/ ghosted planes exercises your lines got wobbly, as I think you were concerned with accuracy.Remember to always prioritize confidence, since with practice your accuracy will get better.Maybe this comment will help you, it helped me with the same topic.

    Now, about Elipses I see you kept all the ellipses whithin the bounds and without overlapping,nice done. A few of them are slightly uneven, keep practicing and prioritizing confidence and smoothness, as with lines.In the funnels exercise, some of your ellipses aren't aligned so the minor axis don't cut them into symmetrical halves.It's not a big problem now, so keep practicing and do some in your warm-ups :)

    Last but not least, Boxes. In the rough perspective, I can see improvement in your understanding of perspective and confidence. In the rotated boxes exercise, I think what happened was that some of the VP's of your boxes didn't slide and therefore some of your boxes didn't rotate, so you stretched some boxes into the distance. Overall, you got the point of infering information so don't worry about making the exercise "perfect". As a little advice for the future, using hatching would've helped to make the image more readable and a little less confusing, if possible remember to use it in your next boxes.

    And about organic perspective, you did a good job even without vanishing points nor neighbouring forms to guide you.

    I think you're ready to tackle the 250 box challenge, so I'll mark this lesson as complete. Good luck, and keep moving forward!

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 boxes challenge. Make sure to use some of the exercises from this lesson as a warmup later on.

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    9:12 PM, Saturday May 22nd 2021

    Hello GoodBoy123! First of all, thank you so so much for your detailed and insightful critique. You really gave me a clear explanation about what can I improve and gave me useful links so I can read more about how to correct my mistakes.I will work towards being more confident with my lines and don't correct them.Also, I'll work on cleaner and aligned ellipses during my warm-ups. I'll make sure to use hatching in the boxes I draw from now on and I'll work hard on making that each set of parallel lines converge better during the 250 boxes challenge.

    Lastly,but not less important, thank you for encouraging and congratulating me. I was a little bit scared of receiving a critique, but now I see why its important and it will help me to grow.

    Nice day and thank you (again,hahah).

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