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    11:57 PM, Thursday July 14th 2022

    Thank you so much for taking your time to help me, I really appreciate it. I'll try to improve on the mistakes you've pointed out, maybe go over a few exercises again. I think I particularly struggled with the arrows and leaves exercises

    About the cast shadows, I only used them because in lesson 2 there was an exercise in which was necessary to so I thought it was fine, I also saw it on the plant drawing demos. But I guess I'll just stick to adding line weight from now on

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    3:31 PM, Monday May 23rd 2022

    Hello and congratulations on finishing the lesson 1 exercises, I'll be reviewing your work. If the text becomes confusing I apologize in advance because english is not my first language, but I hope everything will be understandable.


    Your superimposed lines look good, however on the ghosted lines exercise I can see a lot of wobbly and unconfident lines. You should always strive to draw the line with confidence, accuracy will come with time. On the ghosted planes the wobbly lines can still be seen here and there, but I can notice that they are getting more confident, so keep it up.


    On the table of ellipses you are drawing them with confidence, but sometimes they are overlapping each other. You need to try to keep the ellipses withing the bounds of the table and not make them overlap with any of the other ellipses. On the Ellipses in planes exercises, a few of them have wobbly lines, so ghost the elipse until you are confortable with the movement and then draw it quickly and with confidence. On the Funnels exercise the ellipses are good and the minor axis for the most of them are positioned nicely, but you draw the minor axis line two times on some of the funnels, it's recommended that you do not draw over lines, if you think you made a mistake just move on. Same goes for some ellipses in this page which it seems that you drew through them more then 2 or 3 times. I might be wrong, but if that is really the case, just draw trough the ellipses 2 or 3 times (2 times preferably)


    On the rough perspective exercise you drew over a lot of lines, as stated before you shouldn't do that (unless in the case of wanting to add line weight, but those should also be done with the ghosting method and with a confident stroke). Also, you didn't do the part where you should pick a pen of different color and plot the lines you did to the horizon line (not de VP), this part is really good for you to identify your mistakes). The rotated boxes is a tough one and I think this looks good, but you still draw some lines again, like in the bottom row of boxes (second box left to right). On Organic Perspective is completely normal to have perspective to have mistakes, but you also got wobbly lines and are drawing over them. Your lines were getting more confident over time, maybe this happened because of the break you took between exercises. I recommend doing the ghosted lines and planes exercises as a form of warm up from now on.

    Next Steps:

    I would recommend doing the rough perspective and the organic perspective again, without redrawing the lines so much and also doing the line correction part on the rought perspective one (plotting the lines with a ruler and a different color to the horizon line).

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    12:47 PM, Wednesday March 2nd 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review my work! I'm having a hard time learning to draw very straight lines, but I think I am getting better, so I'll keep doing the ghosted lines warm ups and move to the 250 boxes.

    Thanks again for the help.

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    11:38 PM, Tuesday February 8th 2022

    Greetings. English is not my first language so I apologize in advance if something I write sounds weird. Also this is my first time giving a critique, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    Lines - On the superimposed lines exercises you have fraying on both ends, that is, the line shouldn't fray on the starting dot, so place the pen carefully on the beginning of the line so that doesn't happen. On the ghosted lines exercise, the lines are overall pretty confident and straight so that's good. On some of the lines in the ghosted planes exercise I notice that a bit of arching on the lines happen, sometimes this happen when we don't use the shoulder to draw the line. For the wobbly lines, you just need to keep working on the confidence of the stroke itself.

    Ellipses - On the ellipses, sometimes they are going out of the bounds and on the second page there are some of the ellipsed that are not touching each other, so focus more on achieving the shape to fit on the bounds. One the funnels exercise there is one drawing in which the ellipses are not touching

    Boxes - Now to the boxes. On the rough perspective exercise and going forward the lines are more wobbly, so again, try to focus on the confidence of the lines for now, accuracy will come with time. Also on the rough perspective, width lines should be parallel to horizon and height lines perpendicular to horizon, this is really hard to achieve in this exercise but you should keep this in mind. On the rotated boxes they are actually rotating and are close to each other, which is good, but the lines are wobbly. In regard to the perspective it's normal to have mistakes on these exercises and is best to work on that moving to the boxes challenge.

    So I think this is what I had to say. I hope this third party review could be of any help. I am also starting with this course now and I am also making a few of these mistakes I talked about, so I'm sorry if I don't have much to offer in terms of additional knowledge. If anyone with more experience can help that would also be great.

    Next Steps:

    I think you got the basic concepts, but you need to work on the confidence of the lines and the perspective. So be conscious and focus on that when moving to the 250 boxes challenge. Also, I recommend to keep doing the exercises on lesson 1 as warm ups to keep training your line quality

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