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    12:20 AM, Monday July 11th 2022

    Thank you so much for the critique!

    I do however have some questions,

    -Arrows Section-

    There are spots where your arrows bulge/narrow suddenly, this is an issue because it gives the impression that your arrows are stretching which hurts their solidity.

    Could you please show an example of this? Because sometimes i put the arrow head away from the viewer, so thats why some arrow heads look tinier than others (and narrow suddenly), althrough i might be misunderstanding the point here, so an example would be neat.

    I'd like you to experiment more with foreshortening in your future attempts, by utilizing it in both the arrows themselves as well as the negative space between their curves we can create a stronger illusion of an object moving through 3D space

    Is there a specific type of foreshortening that i tend to do in my arrows? i try to vary the foreshortening of them, but maybe i ended up creating a very similar type of foreshortening for all of them.

    Also, I know that it says "experiment more" but like i said, i tried to vary it in the arrows and the space between the curves, so is this on the lines of "i don't see much foreshortening being applied" or more like "you need to focus on trying more foreshortening" or is something else completely?

    by utilizing it in both the arrows themselves as well as the negative space between their curves

    If i remember, negative space is something that was briefly mentioned in Texture and detail, so i am not too familiar with the term, is this an example of negative space?.

    -Organic Forms with contours-

    The degree of a contour line basically represents the orientation of that cross-section in space, relative to the viewer, and as we slide along the sausage form, the cross section is either going to open up (allowing us to see more of it) or turn away from the viewer (allowing us to see less), as shown here.

    This is something that i have a lot of trouble understanding, for example [here] (https://imgur.com/vg0vy0v) i understand the degree shift, but, what happens for example, when we have a sausage like this ? in this case, i see the majority of my contour lines being very wide, having almost no difference, are these cases ok? i ask because Uncomfortable always shows the same example when it comes to the degree shift of an ellipse (or contour line in this case) which is an horizontal sausage laying perfectly in front of us, which lead me to question how to handle forms that are rotated.

    -Texture Exercises-

    you're focusing largely on outlines and negative space rather than cast shadows created by forms along the texture itself

    Could you show an example of this?, i do fully enclose some forms because, to my analysis of those forms, i thought some of them where in a position where the light did not vanish the shadow of the form, but neither were they obscured by shadow.

    Or for example in some scenarios where they were behind a form, and had a full outlined shadow, but i guess i was wrong.

    I do not understand "you're focusing on negative space" however.

    -General Question-

    Now that i need to do warm-ups for lesson 2, i wanted to ask how to handle them, and i know that is kinda tricky to answer because everyone has a different way to handle warm-ups.

    For example, i tend to do 3 exercises from lesson 1 every session (of course, only taking 15-20 min), each one containing an important exercise from each section of lesson 1, for example, one day i'll do Superimposed Lines, Tables of ellipses and Rough perspective, the other day i'll do a different set and so on, i have improved a lot following this system and i do plan to do the same with lesson 2.

    However, has you may understand, "Texture and Detail" is an extremely time consuming section, that requires total attention and no rushing.

    So i wanted to ask, Its ok if i only do only one exercise of Texture and Detail for the warm-up section of my session? Because i think doing more exercises would take me more time and missing the point of a warm-up.

    And also, what is the most optimal way to do them? like, for dissections, it is better to do a fully textured sausage, or only half of the sausage? And in texture analysis, is it better to do a single square of texture analysis with no gradient (black to white), or is it better to do a rectangle with gradient (black to white)?.

    Thank you once again for the critique!.

    10:15 PM, Saturday April 23rd 2022

    Thank you so much for the answer!

    This definitely clarifies a lot of my questions, i think part of the confusion is the old material outlining textural forms, like in the fur and meat example, i through i was getting something wrong or maybe that i missed a concept, your answer definitely clarifies what I should be focusing on when doing this exercise.

    This also gives me an idea of what kind of textures i should be looking for.

    This isn't exactly correct. Yes you should be studying your reference and trying to apply the texture to a organic/sausage form but you aren't using the shadows from the reference itself. As explained to you in your previous texture question you should be creating cast shadows based on where you choose to place your light source and your understanding of the texture's forms in 3D space.

    Oh, my bad there, i didn't mean to imply using the shadows from the reference itself, that was poor writting

    10:22 PM, Wednesday April 6th 2022

    Interesting, this definitely changes how i'm going to approach my references. Honestly the new info its soo good because i was going to approach this exercise in the wrong way.

    Thanks for the clarification!

    5:18 AM, Wednesday February 23rd 2022

    Oh wow yeah it kinda helps a little, your donut example was also pretty easy to comprehend, while im still a bit confused i can see where this is going, thanks!

    12:53 AM, Monday January 24th 2022

    Thank you so much for the critique!

    Oh wow, i didn't know i was doing my dots a little big, and yup definitely confidence is something i am going to work.

    Only thing is in the "ellipses in planes" exercise, does that mean that it doesn't matter if the plane is kinda distorted a little to the right or left, what we wanna do is always strike for a symmetrical, confident ellipse even if it doesn't "follow" the direction of the plane?

    For example, here in this image, the plane "feels" like its going (or distorting) to the botton-right corner of my plane, does my ellipse need to follow this "direction"? or as long as the ellipse is symmetrical and confident, the position of the ellipse in relationship with the plane doesn't matter?


    i hope i made myself clear because its kinda confusing.

    Regarding Warmups, does that mean we also do warmups for the Rotated Boxes exercise and the "plotted perspective" exercise?

    Especially the last one since its fully made with ruler.

    Thank you so much for the critique, Gretings!

    (Also as a little thing, how do i "agree" with a comment :P? it appears at the top-right of the screen but theres no button to agree)

    9:37 PM, Wednesday January 5th 2022

    It makes sense, thanks for the reply!

    1:13 AM, Thursday November 25th 2021

    So definitely i am going to start doing warmups lol thanks!

    1:13 AM, Thursday November 25th 2021

    Yeah that makes sense, thank you!

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