Greeny

Giver of Life

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  • Giver of Life
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    5:10 PM, Saturday June 20th 2020

    Here is the imgur link to the homework -> https://imgur.com/a/ZyuRl86

    Another lesson, another instance of me getting more thing wrong than right; of which im not surprised about, doesnt make it any less demoralising to read/to have pointed out to me. Never the less, which each one of these reviews i will try not to let such fact stop me too much.

    Arrows - Genereally, taking more time with them, but not losing the confidence of the lines, helped a lot, and in the homework i tried to get all my arrows to have 3 or more bends more often than not. IDK actions speak louder than words so just look for yourself.

    Contour ellipses/Curves - Confidence was and still is a huge issue, and even when i ghost its hard to stay to what i ghosted. I cant just ghost 1 or 2 times then just put a mark down as quickly as i was ghosting, because if i do, it will either be far too exaggerated and when i realise it is i stop doing the line, thus i've done it wrong. Likely just a time/practice issue.

    Textures - If im gonna be honest with you here, i just had no idea what i was doing at ANY point, and the same can be said for this homework, i really do mean that. The separation from not focussing on the contour of everything to just cast shadows is and still is a hard separation to make. I dont quite understand how one is supposed to make cast shadows WITHOUT drawing the contour of whatever the texture is. I know how the fade from dark to light is supposed to work, and i did TRY to do it in the original submission, and if you couldnt tell well its because im bad. (Sorry for doing the sandstone in the wrong place.) This whole part of the lesson was exhausting and i still dont know what you were doing to end up with a better submission than i was, idk what you're doing right and what im doing wrong, and revisiting the videos and lessons did little to close that gap. (https://imgur.com/a/rC5tK1f Yours vs mine like ¯_(?)_/¯) Again, same can be said for the dissections, i pretty much threw the objective of there supposed to be a distinction of light and dark part on them because that was one thing that was making it extreamly difficult. Even then that didnt really help in me doing them "right". I think i did better in the homework but you can see for yourself.

    Form intersections - Again another example of me not really knowing how these work, i think i began to grasp the idea on the last page but even then, the fact that only small sections of each form were actually intersecting didnt happen by chance, which in hindsight was a bad thing to do as it lead me to show shapes intesecting when they actually aren't. oh and you were only supposed to have a limit of forms per page, whoever that was did wayyyyy too many

    Organic Intersections - Another example of getting things more wrong than right, and another where again, i didnt really know what i was doing (Hopefully the homework one is better). I think when i was actually doing this back in May, the last thing i was thinking about was treating them as actual objects in space and not just lines on a piece of paper, so while i should have thought about Gravity, it didnt really apply to me, as i was more worried about getting the forms themselves right (which took more time than id like to admit, many pages were thrown in the trash on that day, the shapes are only good because that was about the 8th attempt of getting them "right"). Hopefully in these new ones you can see that i did think about gravity at least partially.

    Shadows, i dont think i did them wrong in this new page, the ends of each form is hard to do imo, taking into consideration the position of the light source and the form itself. Either way i think i did them better...

    Space - IDK if i even did fix this one, i think i did.

    Getting better at drawing goes far beyond just what drawabox tells me to do; and its only a small step to getting to where i want to get to they say without knowing where they want to get to.

    Thanks for the review~

    6:55 PM, Sunday May 10th 2020

    Hello; so after reading this and realising that i did, well, nothing substantial right/well, im not gonna lie to you i was disheartened, more than i'm willing to let on. I get is critique and that its all given so i can improve but it didnt make me feel great to say the least.

    Never the less, i did what you asked and here is the imgur album https://imgur.com/a/q974EMj Hopefully this is what you asked...

    3:30 PM, Thursday April 30th 2020

    Thanks for the reply, i was beginning to think that my submission had slipped through the cracks and wasnt going to get a reply, no issue with it being late, infact im going to apologise for this reply being late to you~

    I realise that i should be using a pen, as it is different from using a pencil. So I'll see if i can get my hands on some pens sooner rather than later.

    In terms of ghosting, there is a fine line between going so slow that my mind tries to course correct the line im making, and doing it so fast that i kinda lose control of what im doing - The ellipse ends up not being a consistent size, or i end up missing the end point of my line. I'm still working on that as im doing lesson 2 right now.

    Thanks again for the reply, sorry that THIS is late too ^-^

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