# DrPapers

## drpapers's Sketchbook

##### 4:03 PM, Monday July 10th 2023

Hi Uncomfortable,

The link to my redone work is here: https://imgur.com/a/gwAgBja

1. I am curious though - when you say that you had to read the prompt a few times, was it this section to which you're referring? And if so, was there anything in particular that felt confusing or unclear about it?

Initially I thought the perspective was how round or oval the two circles were. When I read the red box it made me wonder if I was mistaken so I read the entire prompt a few times and I happened to look at other people's homework for the lesson. I noticed that some people varied the actual size of the circle and realized that was the perspectice you were mentioning. The sizings of the circles not the degree of roundness or ovalness.

1. Continuing onto your cylinders in boxes, here we do run into some more notable issues - especially when it comes to the tendency to extend your boxes' lines in the wrong direction. We can see this in cases like 14 and 35 in the beginning, and even in cases like 80, 86, and 97, so it's present throughout the set. This is no small problem - it's addressed here in the box challenge notes, along with a simplified approach to ensure lines are extended correctly here (in the case that the student doesn't necessarily understand the logic of it, which isn't strictly necessary, but still of course needs to be able to apply it correctly in order to benefit from the exercise).

I had done that on purpose thinking it was giving another perspective but I have corrected this in the boxes I redid.

1. As a side note, I noticed that for some reason you appear to draw only half of each contact point line extension, starting from the center, and extending off in one side only.

I don't know if I fully understand this point and hope that I have fixed this correctly in the resubmitted homework.

1. Lastly, I'm not seeing extensions of each ellipse's minor axis line - rather, I'm seeing a single intended line for the minor axis you wish to follow, but no further lines to identify the actual minor axis for each resulting ellipse. This is very important.

I believe I fixed this. In the sample that you did, there were so many lines that I think I missed the fact that the minor axis lines went though the entire circle.

Thank you for your time and critiques,

mbl5042

##### 2:45 AM, Wednesday April 19th 2023

Hi Uncomfortable,

I have attached a link to my new drawings. The first 4 are from right before I took a little break and the last 3 are more recent. I welcome your feedback and understand if you think I should go back in lessons.

Sincerley,

Melanie

https://imgur.com/a/Y9xotKO

Thank you!

##### 2:16 AM, Tuesday May 24th 2022

Hi Uncomfortable,

Thank you so much for the detailed evaluation! That was really helpful and I did forget some of the things from earlier which you picked up on so it was a good refresher. I'm excited ot move on to lesson 5.

Sincerely,

mbl5042

##### 5:28 PM, Friday December 10th 2021

Thank you uncomfortable, your explanation helps. I think I was stuck on being too literal with the shading exacty how it is in the paper reference. I will reassess and try paying more attention tot he overall texture style then perfectly trying to copy the shadows.

##### 6:28 PM, Tuesday November 23rd 2021

Thank you! I will work on your suggestions for the future exercises and look forward to your future critiques.

Melanie

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