Molly

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    11:21 PM, Friday August 7th 2020

    Forgive me for the time gap in responding to your message. I appreciate your patience and I also a appreciate the time you put into reworking on this exercise. Great job and good improvement! I hope you found redoing the exercise helpful. Keep mixing in this exercise to your warmups from time to time, and if you have a second I'd love it if you'd give me a crit on my homework on this lesson too. Thanks friend, and good luck with the following lessons!

    Next Steps:

    Keep up the good work and start moving on to the next set of lessons.

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    11:03 PM, Friday August 7th 2020

    They are the sakura gelly roll moonlight pens. They come in a thick and thin sizes.

    This is the thick size:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sakura-Gelly-Moonlight-Assorted-Colors/dp/B000GZOCA8/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=subaru+gelly+roll+pens&qid=1596840141&sr=8-10

    And this is the thinner size:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IST4R40/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1\

    And here are the white ones that I like to buy in sets of 3 and 3 different thickness:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BXTNNPR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These are the glittery ones:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sakura-57370-10-Piece-Assorted-Metallic/dp/B001LXK5HS/ref=psdc_1069828_t4_B0018N8ETW

    There are other colors of gelly roll pens but these are the ones that will work on black or dark paper. Hope this helps. I'd love to see what you make with these so send me a message if you end up buying them.

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    9:12 PM, Saturday August 1st 2020

    Alan,

    Thanks so much for posting these sketches and sharing your thoughts. I really needed to hear that cuz I am in a very similar position to you. Thanks for being inspiring. I really needed that today.

    Molly

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    9:08 PM, Saturday August 1st 2020

    Good work. This was a hard one for me at least so good job finishing it! Here is my feedback. I hope it is helpful.

    Arrows:

    Your arrows in space are looking pretty good perspective wise. I'm going to suggest that when you practice this exercise again in your warmups, just try making more various shapes for the arrows though because i noticed that you used very similarly shaped arrows quite a few times and you will learn more if you try new stuff.

    Organic forms with contour lines:

    Will you please also do some warm up pages on some of the days before you start drawing (I'm not asking for you to resubmit this, but i think it would be quite helpful to keep practicing these). Do some pages that have a few of the contour ellipses and a few of the contour curves too just to keep practicing? Mix up the old exercises you felt you need improvement on and use them for warmups.

    Textures:

    This exercise is hard. I know it was for me. My main observation of your work is that on your dissections in some areas you are outlining shapes rather than implying them. You could also push the illusion that the shape of the form is wrapping by making the middle of the section lighter than the outer edges to hint at a highlight and then more shadows as the edge of the form moves farther into the background. My advice is to take a sketchbook and just go out in nature and observe then sketch as often as you can. The more you do it, the better you will become, even if you do little bits at a time. Practice drawing the things you want to draw but apply what you've learned from this exercise.

    Form Intersections:

    This one was tough for me so I don't know how qualified I am to make corrections or suggestions for you, but it does look like there are a few instances were the form has passed through another in more than one section but you have not indicated that on some of your shapes. Just keep practicing.

    Organic Intersections:

    On your organic intersections I there are noticed lots of places where you didn't draw through your forms so do one more page of those and resubmit that before you do the next lessons. If you are not sure what I mean by that, watch the video from the exercise or message me back and I'll try to explain better why I am thinking it would be wise to redo it before moving on.

    Hope this helps and I'm looking forward to seeing your revisions.

    Molly

    Next Steps:

    One more page of Organic Intersections exercise please.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    6:46 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020

    Hey thanks so much. I've had to step away from lessons on here for a minute (I have not stopped drawing tho) so I've been inactive on drawabox, hence the late response. I really appreciate your comments and I am glad that you enjoyed my art!

    2:18 AM, Saturday June 20th 2020

    Not a problem. Thanks for getting back to me, and thanks again for the idea, I ended up trying it out and did several sketches this week :)

    10:21 PM, Saturday June 13th 2020

    Hello and thanks for your time to critique and give me some feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I have obtained pens in the correct size finally so that has been very helpful.

    Neither of the links you shared with me worked but I was able to find the spot in the video and I kind of was able to guess the part in the text that you were referencing for me to review, and from there I tried to draw some more boxes. Here are 2 more pages

    I drew the boxes bigger and I tried to be mindful of the things you mentioned as I drew them this time, paying much more attention to vanishing points and which directions my lines would extend.

    I focused on the initial Y shape creating the planes that are facing the viewer, but I guess one doubt that I have, or something that I am not quite clear on, is if I have been picking the correct face of each box to be shaded.

    Thanks again for your reply and your patience for recieving a response from me. I was thrown off a bit by my sleep and work schedule getting rearranged, but now I'm back and ready to keep drawing. Hope to hear from you soon :)

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    5:32 PM, Saturday June 13th 2020

    That is a great idea! I think I will try this too.

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    5:21 PM, Saturday May 30th 2020

    Hi Olivia!

    Great job on completing this assignment, it's not easy but drawing daily will improve your skills quickly if you stick with it.

    Your line quality on your ellipeses is a bit wobbly, but that will come with practice, but make sure that when you practice that you are drawing from your shoulder and not your wrist becuase that can cause an uneven wobblying line sometimes.

    On your rough perspective, you have done a good job of guessing your vanishing point, but i did notice on one of the exercises that you estimated your vanishing points in a way that each box had it's own indiviual vanishing point. I did this too on one of mine! It looks like your practice paid off because the others look great

    The exercise with the boxes in a sphere was really challenging and you've done a great job tackling it. I would occasionally try to redraw it every now and agian as a warm up and over time you will gain a better ability at drawing this exercise

    Lastly on the rotated boxes exercise, there are a few spots where you have tried to give a line more weight and you went too heavy and thick. I'm sure these are just the errors you made as you practice, just like playing incorrect notes as you learn scales on an instrument. There were also a few times you made errors in your line placement and tried to redraw it. I've gotten critiqued for doing this myself by other students so my suggestion to you is to just leave the line as it is when you do make an error and learn from it when you extend out your lines when you realize how far off you were

    Mistakes are great learning experiences and I've seen a few places where they have happened so just be aware of this when you go on to the 250 box challenge

    Next Steps:

    Next steps:

    1. Practice ellipses as a warm up a the begining of all of your drawing sessions. I also do another page to warm up and just redo one of the exercises to maintain and expand your skills.

    2. Start on the 250 box challenge, but please do the warmups I suggested each time you sit down to begin drawing.

    3. Time how long it takes you to complete each box, and from there make a realistic goal of how many boxes you want to do at at time and a goal of when you would like to be done with all of them. This will help you from getting frustrated or burning out.

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    3:16 PM, Saturday May 30th 2020

    Start on the 250 box challenge. I recomend doing a few pages of ellipses as a warm up before your drawing session each time, or at least I have found it helpful

    Next Steps:

    Stay consistent with your practicing, do warmups before your drawing sessions to maintain & build skill, and good luck on the 250 box challenge!

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