Neuromancer

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The Indomitable (Summer 2023)

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  • Basics Brawler
    7:01 AM, Saturday July 1st 2023

    Thank you!

    You did also all 7 uploads, that's great. Looks like you have a hand for dark themes! I really like your pirates promt https://imgur.com/c0pH8Hl I see anger and pain and the reduced scary color scheme.

    It would be really great to see all promtations in a big gallery. It's very exhausting to click from discord to go to drawabox and do one more click to go to imgur and then several clicks only to find out if the next artwork is interesting or not.

    Best,

    Neuromancer

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    6:42 AM, Saturday July 1st 2023

    Hahaha!!! Great idea! Great execution!

    ...let's see if your three wishes will be fulfilled... i guess they will come true for a hard price...

    You made one of my favorite promtations!

    Keep drawing,

    Neuromancer

    8:43 PM, Monday June 26th 2023

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicky_the_Viking

    It was an anime produced in Japan for German Television based on a Swedish book :-)

    Some series of my childhood I would still watch again and again and again...

    Here comes Sven the Terrible...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czBOlSz8HrU

    7:10 PM, Sunday June 11th 2023

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on my work and for the effort you put into reviewing it. I appreciate critique. Thanks as well for the time you dedicated to helping me improve. I will reflect my work based on your insights. I'm grateful for your support.

    Best,

    Neuromancer

    8:31 PM, Thursday May 18th 2023

    AMINE2 mentioned in the comment above some of your exercies pages are missing. Can't tell you if you haven't done it yet or if you had trouble with Imgur.

    2 Pages of Super Imposed Lines -> Second Page is missing (TODO)

    1 Page of Ghosted Lines -> check

    2 Pages of Ghosted Planes -> check

    2 Pages of Tables of Ellipses -> check

    2 Pages of Ellipses in Planes -> check

    1 Page of Funnels -> check

    1 Page of Plotted Perspective -> check

    2 Pages of Rough Perspective -> "I added the lines on rough perspective"... I can't see it on Imgur (TODO)

    1 Page of Rotated Boxes -> check

    2 Pages of Organic Perspective -> check

    As I can only review things which I can see, I can't approve Lesson 1 right now.

    Regarding your question....

    "Can I just pass the 250 box challenge and start directly from the lesson 2?"

    You can do what you want. You can skip all lessons and go directly to lesson 7, no one will stop you and if you are convinced it's the best for you, do it. If you do so, you will leave the drawabox philosophy and you will not complete this course. The 250 box challenge is there for a reason and it will give you some "Milage" in training perspective. Your question is like a person who want learn to climb on a high mountain and second exercise is to climb 250 times a wall. You tell your coach "I did it only 25 times, because it's so exhausting, can I directly go to the mountain?"

    I don't recommend to skip any exercise, but it's up to you.

    As a reference I have drawn 6 Boxes a day, which means 42 days of drawing to pass the 250 box challenge. I haven't drawn every day and not every day boxes, so it took me 3 months to pass.

    If you want to pass Lesson 1, please upload second page of superimposed lines and show me the mentioned "I added the lines on rough perspective".

    Best,

    Neuromancer

    Next Steps:

    If you want to pass Lesson 1, please upload second page of superimposed lines and show me the mentioned "I added the lines on rough perspective".

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    9:34 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

    If you need support to give feedback, here is a reference... https://pastebin.com/dYnFt9PQ

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    9:03 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

    Hi KELFIRE4,

    After reviewing your Lesson 1 results, I wanted to share my observations with you.

    All required pages were included in your Lesson 1 submissions, and they were completed to the best of your skills and knowledge. From my point of view, it's not mandatory to do an additional “Page of table of ellipses”. You can do it if you like or add it to your next warm-up exercise, but it shouldn't hinder you from proceeding with the 250 box challenge.

    As you have already received feedback, I will add only one additional thought. I noticed that in the ghosted lines exercise, there were instances where the lines did not hit the starting and end points precisely. It's important to remember that the line should never miss the starting point, and you should take care to place the pen carefully at the beginning of each line to prevent this from happening. To ensure this, apply the Ghosting method until you start hitting the paper exactly at the starting point.

    Overall, you did really good work. I wish you the endurance to pass the 250 box challenge

    Best,

    Neuromancer

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    Hi KELFIRE4,

    After reviewing your Lesson 1 results, I wanted to share my observations with you.

    All required pages were included in your Lesson 1 submissions, and they were completed to the best of your skills and knowledge. From my point of view, it's not mandatory to do an additional “Page of table of ellipses”. You can do it if you like or add it to your next warm-up exercise, but it shouldn't hinder you from proceeding with the 250 box challenge.

    As you have already received feedback, I will add only one additional thought. I noticed that in the ghosted lines exercise, there were instances where the lines did not hit the starting and end points precisely. It's important to remember that the line should never miss the starting point, and you should take care to place the pen carefully at the beginning of each line to prevent this from happening. To ensure this, apply the Ghosting method until you start hitting the paper exactly at the starting point.

    Overall, you did really good work. I wish you the endurance to pass the 250 box challenge

    Best,

    Neuromancer

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    8:15 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

    I have two additional observations to share with you. In the rotated boxes exercise, I noticed that you drew four additional boxes - one on each side on the x-axis and y-axis. This makes it look a little bit like a cross. If you want to achieve each rotation, the result should look like a sphere. This can be done with 5x5 boxes (like in the reference) or with 7x7 boxes, but not with 5x5 boxes plus four boxes on the axis. Therefore, these four extra boxes are not needed or 20 boxes are missing.

    In the organic perspective exercise, I noticed that many of the boxes are distorted. The parallel lines are not running towards the vanishing point away from the viewer. As you progress through the 250 box challenge, you will have more opportunities to practice and gain a better understanding of this concept. So, no problem here as you will have 250 additional chances to improve your skills."

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    10:14 PM, Friday May 5th 2023

    I also have two more observations to share. Firstly, if you draw a line between two points and correctly apply the ghosting method, you should never miss the starting point, as that's where you start touching the paper with the pen. For example, in the ghosted planes exercise, I noticed that you have many lines where neither the start nor the end point is touched. Secondly, I observed that you have drawn two extra boxes in the rotated box exercise at the top and bottom, starting further rows which were not completely drawn. Only in case you are not aware of that...

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    9:55 PM, Friday May 5th 2023

    Hi K0NJURA,

    After reviewing your Lesson 1 results, I wanted to share my observations with you.

    All required pages were included in Lesson 1 submissions.

    Lines

    I noticed that there was fraying on both ends of the lines. It's important to remember that the line should never fray on the starting dot, and you should take care to place the pen carefully at the beginning of each line to prevent this from happening.

    Ellipses

    I observed that most ellipses were drawn through 2 to 3 times, which is the recommended technique for achieving a smooth and accurate shape. However, most ellipses resemble circles and are not touching the planes. If you're not already doing so, I highly recommend applying the ghosting method to ellipses to achieve higher accuracy. Additionally, when working on ellipse tables, it's important to keep each ellipse within the bounds and ensure that they touch each other without overlapping. This is something you could focus more on, for example, if you ever redo it as part of a warm-up exercise

    On the funnels exercise, I observed that your ellipses are symmetrical, which is good . However, I also noticed that the accuracy of the ellipses could be improved. To achieve greater precision, I highly recommend spending more time on ghosting ellipses before actually drawing them.

    Boxes

    When reviewing your rough perspective and organic perspective work, I noticed that there are more wobbly lines than in the exercises before. Unfortunately, I cannot pinpoint the exact reason for this. In contrast, when reviewing the rotated boxes exercise, I noticed that all lines are confidently drawn. This is a great accomplishment, and I congratulate you for your hard work on this exercise.

    I hope my feedback has been helpful to you. Keep up the good work, and I wish you all the best as you move on to the 250 boxes exercise.

    Best,

    Neuromancer

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