Geometric Guerilla

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    6:24 AM, Tuesday November 29th 2022

    Thank you for the feedback, it has been helpful as always!

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    11:19 AM, Sunday July 17th 2022

    Do not redo any boxes if you can. Once you have checked the boxes for mistakes move on and don't look back.

    This is how the whole curriculum should be approached. It has been designed specifically this way.

    If you feel like doing more boxes on the side in your 50% of study time, go for it, sure. But try to not submit pages that have been redone.

    Redoing pages that have not been reviewed yet won't bring you any benefit.

    Good luck with the challenge. Keep going!

    7:10 AM, Friday May 6th 2022

    Thank you as always for the in depth critique! And thank you for answering my question, I looked up "mammals" and whoops, that sounded weird.

    Love the overhaul of the curriculum and the NMA partnership. Have a great day!

    8:21 AM, Monday August 23rd 2021

    Hi Uncomfortable, thank you for your critique!

    I felt something was off with the organic forms but my brain stubbornly stopped there. Now with the examples you showed me it finally clicked.

    Masses over sausages are a true headache for me. I'll keep the diagrams front and centered and hopefully I'll get more consistent by the end of the next Lesson.

    Have a great day!

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    7:01 PM, Sunday July 25th 2021


    Just to add to what have been said, take a look at a window in your room. That is the front face of your box. Can you see how two lines are parallel to the floor, while the other two are perpendicular? It is the same on the page. From the four corners of the window, four lines converge toward the VP. Connect those four lines to create another face/window on the page, just smaller. At what distance it's up to you to decide.

    Among the wild ones there are also some good lines, I think you just need to take your time with the ghosting method.

    Good luck!

    6:09 PM, Sunday July 18th 2021

    This is how you can get a 90 degree angle on a 2 point perspective. The two Vps must be equally distant from the point that originates the angle.

    Right now I can't think of other solutions.

    EDIT: forgot to mention that also the height of the point from the HL must be the same length.

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    4:43 PM, Sunday July 18th 2021


    That is a one point perspective and there is only one vanishing point for the scene, the one you have already established. Lines that do not go toward the vanishing point are either perpendicular or parallel to the horizon line, as you have already drawn them.

    I have completed the box with color coded lines and notes:

    I would always think in terms of lines that go toward the VP, that are parallel or perpendicular, leaving the right angle thing as a final check to see if the front and back planes are drawn correctly.

    EDIT: oh wait a moment, maybe I have misunderstood your question: did you want to extrude the box to the left? If that is the case I'll do another picture.

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    8:38 PM, Thursday July 15th 2021


    Lineweight, throughout the course, should always be added freehand.

    I encourage you to add it because it's a very important technique that has many different applications related to forms and their properties that go beyond making things look prettier.

    Lineweight in my opinion is indeed related to our understanding of 3D space.

    It's also an opportunity to get even more mileage out of this difficult task.

    Good luck with the challenge!

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    7:59 AM, Sunday July 11th 2021

    Hi! I think If someone knows just one thing about DaB, it is that it asks students to draw 250 boxes.

    You make it through the same way you climb a mountain, one step at a time.

    Keep drawing for fun along the challenge and try to not think too much about the time it takes.

    Good luck, you can do it!

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    8:00 AM, Tuesday July 6th 2021

    Hi! No there's no need to do that, unless you feel unsure about the instructions and need a refresh.

    Sometimes a Lesson asks students to redo an exercise from a previous Lesson to submit along with the new homework.

    That is a good opportunity to go back and re-read the instructions.

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