Punbbun

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    8:30 PM, Tuesday June 1st 2021
    1. Yup, it is a sketchbook after all.

    2. I think understanding observation, construction, perspective, color, light, value, composition and 3d modeling is useful for learning architecture.

    This is a good book for perspective

    https://www.amazon.com/How-Draw-sketching-environments-imagination/dp/1933492732/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Scott+Robinson&qid=1622578603&s=books&sr=1-1

    This has a bunch of resources that can help you (you can skip parts that you don't need)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit#heading=h.41sn6ztp72ym

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    8:03 PM, Tuesday June 1st 2021

    Hello! I'll be critiquing your work.

    You're right your lines grew more confidence at the 100th box mark. You did a good job utilizing different rates of foreshortening through the challenge. Your line work is looking clean and confident which is great, you show that you're using the ghosting technique and spending time planning out your lines before hand which results in solid looking boxes. Sometimes it looks like you're trying to apply line weight and while it does need some work it's a good start, just remember we want to apply it subtly and to maintain our confidence while drawing the additional line, accuracy will come with mileage. Ditch the horizon line, focus on relative convergence, a variety of orientations and proportions, doing so helps you have a well rounded understanding of how boxes will behave in different situations. Remember, your boxes don't have to be perfect what matters is that you are consistent with your boxes.

    Please take note that I am a beginner like you, take this critique with a grain of salt as it is based on my thoughts, this guideline (https://pastebin.com/dbjR9MFj) and official drawabox critiques.

    Next Steps:

    Good luck with lesson 2!

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    7:42 PM, Tuesday June 1st 2021

    Hi! I'll be critiquing your work. I like your enthusiasm, but remember to take breaks, draw what you enjoy drawing and to not over do the lessons. Burnout is pretty common here and I think It's better to do good enough rather than to completely quit drawabox or lose interest in art because of this.

    Superimposed Lines: You have a nice variety of lines, however your lines are fraying and they're wobbly as they should as you are just a beginner. Remember to always take your time when setting down you pen and prioritize confidence over accuracy.

    Ghosted Lines: I'm not too concerned with the lines missing their mark. But I am worried about the wobble though. Never sacrifice a smooth line for a more accurate one. Accuracy will come with time and practice.

    Ghosted Planes: Two pages filled to the brim with a some variety of sizes and angles. and you plotted all of your points. Your lines has definitely gotten smoother, but still some lines are noticeably wobbly.

    Table of Ellipses: Your positioning is nearly perfect, there is very little gaps between your ellipses. The angle could use some work, it is inconsistent because you definitely prioritized positioning and size over angle consistency. Try to balance these as it helps you know what you did wrong.

    Funnels: Very Good. The ellipses are all properly aligned, touching with very minimal overlapping and the minor axis cuts them in half neatly. I think you forgot to put a minor axis for one of the funnels and the corner funnel should also have one minor axis.

    Ellipses in planes: The ellipses are all drawn through but they are kind of wobbly, try to prioritize smooth ellipses over precision.

    Plotted Perspective: You seem to have some grasp of line weight, this will be useful for future lessons. Other than that, I have nothing to say here.

    Rough Perspective: The boxes are drawn through and you used a straight edge to create guidelines back towards the VP. Line quality needs work. Plot your points and focus on that smooth ghosted stroke. Try to free your mind of any other concerns when you making those lines. Also keep in mind that the straighter your horizontal and vertical lines are, the sturdier your boxes construction will be. Keep in mind that Drawabox tries to instill in you that each line should be carefully considered and that their are consequences for putting down said lines. We should avoid correcting lines in this early stage of learning.

    Rotated Perspective: The rear plane should be identical to the front plane, use neighboring planes for reference.

    Organic Perspective: The purpose of the line is to have an idea on the box's scale, try to be more consistent.

    Overall Thoughts: I feel that you focus a little too much on accuracy over smoothness but overall the work has been completed and the majority of the instructions have been followed. Keep practicing previous exercises as warm ups. Please take note that I am a beginner like you, take this critique with a grain of salt as it is based on my thoughts, this guideline (https://pastebin.com/dYnFt9PQ) and official drawabox critiques.

    Next Steps:

    Good luck with the 250 box challenge! You can do it!!

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    6:43 PM, Tuesday June 1st 2021

    Congratulations on completing the 250 box challenge!

    I've noticed your boxes have definitely improved from the 103rd box onwards, as there are less parallel lines and you cleared the line extension mistake from box 12. You still have the occasional diverging line, but you are largely much more consistent by the end. You did a good job practicing foreshortening through a variety of orientations and proportions. Doing this helps you have a well rounded understanding of how boxes will behave in different situations. Your line work is looking clean and confident as well, you plan out your lines and show that you're using the ghosting technique. Did you apply line weight? because I didn't notice it, you want to apply it subtly and to maintain your confidence while drawing the additional line, accuracy will come with mileage. I can't really tell how large your sketch book is but, drawabox recommends using A4 sized paper (21.5 x 28 cm) or (8.5"x11"). This allows you to draw your boxes as large as possible, this helps us get used to using your shoulder and helps you see your mistakes more clearly. However, if you are limited to the sketch book don't worry about it.

    Your boxes may not be perfect, don't expect them to be. The important thing is they're more consistent. I'll be marking your submission as complete so you can move on to lesson 2.

    Next Steps:

    Good luck with lesson 2!

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    10:55 AM, Tuesday May 18th 2021

    Yeah my pen does the same too, don't worry about it. The 250 box challenge is basically the organic perspective exercise but drawn through. It focuses on the "Y" Method and ghosting towards the VP. I feel like the 250 box challenge is definitely gonna improve your weaknesses. Your line confidence and accuracy will improve through ghosting and your boxes will look more solid through a consistent VP. Remember, each point of the "Y" should go towards the VP since your boxes tend to taper inward. I'm guessing thats because of inaccurate lines, an inconsistent VP or your placing your VP at the wrong side. I feel like most critiques are the same, they always talk about line confidence. However, if you feel that you aren't ready then you can wait for more community feedback or compare your work to submissions that have been critiqued by uncomfortable and drawabox assistants (https://drawabox.com/community/homework/G3SI84C/00101/1).

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge. I believe in you! You can do it!!

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    6:14 PM, Monday May 17th 2021

    Thanks for the critique and suggestions! I tend to tense up and my hands don't do the thing I tell it to ;-; but hopefully these are a little better than before.

    https://imgur.com/a/dP4ayVo

    7:22 PM, Sunday May 16th 2021

    Hopefully this is better than last time!

    Rough Perspective Exercise (https://imgur.com/a/YgRMuTc)

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    5:38 PM, Sunday May 16th 2021

    Congrats on completing lesson 1! Starting with your superimposed lines, your lines are fraying at both ends and your lines are wobbly. Take your time when setting down your pen. I have no solution for the wobble as I suck more than you at confident lines. As for your ghosted lines and planes, You seem to unconsciously focus on accuracy over smooth lines and redoing lines, each line should be carefully considered and there are consequences for putting down said lines. I guess those are habits we both have to break.

    Your table of ellipses looks pretty good. Deformations here and there but you are doing a good job drawing through all of your ellipses and you seem to be focused on getting consistent smooth ellipse shape. But, you still occasionally mess up the angle (the angle of the major axis is inconsistent), positioning (space between ellipses or the border) and size on some ellipses. Your ellipses in planes for the most part this looks pretty good you just have to get a little more consistent than you currently are. Your ellipses in funnels also came out pretty well, all properly aligned, touching with minimal overlapping. But the minor axis should cut them in half neatly.

    The plotted perspective looks good, besides that one box with the line missing (1st page). There is some wobble here and there which could be happening either because you are slowing down your stroke for the sake of accuracy or because you have reverted back to drawing with your wrist for the shorter lines. You did a good job extending the lines back on your boxes to check your work. I've noticed some of your perspective estimations were quite off but that will become more intuitive with practice.

    Your rotated box exercises could use some work. Try to draw this nice and big as that helps with thinking through complex spatial problems, you can also try keeping the boxes close to parallel to keep track of where the cube should be in that space. Your organic perspective boxes also need work. You're plotting your points and plotting your lines confidently but you seem to loose track of where the VPs are. Remember the "Y" method, each lines goes towards the VP.

    Overall you did a really good job! I feel that you focus a little too much on accuracy over smoothness in the later parts but by in large the work has been completed and the majority of the instructions have been followed. Remember to use your shoulder so your arm doesn't pivot your pen, this might be the cause of your arching lines. Please take note that I am a beginner like you, take this critique with a grain of salt as it is based on my thoughts, this guideline (https://pastebin.com/dYnFt9PQ) and the critiques of drawabox assistants.

    Next Steps:

    Try the rotated boxes again. Then move onto the 250 box challenge. Good luck!

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    5:38 PM, Sunday May 16th 2021

    Thanks for the critique! I was super worried about my wobble when I was doing these exercises. I'll try my best to break that habit.

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    1:26 PM, Sunday May 16th 2021

    Congrats on completing lesson 1! Starting with your superimposed lines, you could add some variety to your lines. Try doing "C" and "S" curves rather than only doing straights. Your lines are fraying at both ends, take your time when setting down your pen. And while you do have some wobble you are keeping your tapering to the opposite end for the most part. As for your ghosted lines and planes, I'm not too concerned with the lines missing their mark as accuracy will develop over time and they are pretty confident but I am seeing a 1 or 2 wobbles here and there.

    Your table of ellipses looks pretty good. You are doing a good job drawing through all of your ellipses and you seem to be focused on getting consistent smooth ellipse shape although you still occasionally mess up the angle (the angle of the major axis is inconsistent), positioning (space between ellipses or the border) and size on some ellipses. Your ellipses in planes for the most part this looks pretty good you just have to get a little more consistent than you currently are. Your ellipses in funnels also came out pretty well, all properly aligned, touching with minimal overlapping. But the minor axis should cut them in half neatly.

    The plotted perspective looks good although I do want to point out your hatching really quick. If you are going to add hatching try and treat it like any other line you would draw and ghost it multiple times and then draw from your shoulder with confidence. Once again there is some wobble here and there which could be happening either because you are slowing down your stroke for the sake of accuracy or because you have reverted back to drawing with your wrist for the shorter lines. You did a good job extending the lines back on your boxes to check your work. I've noticed some of your perspective estimations were quite off but that will become more intuitive with practice. Also keep in mind that Drawabox tries to instill in you that each line should be carefully considered and that their are consequences for putting down said lines. We should not be correcting lines in this early stage of learning.

    Your rotated box exercises is a little small. Try to draw this nice and big as that helps with thinking through complex spatial problems. You did really well with keeping your gaps fairly consistent. Your organic perspective boxes went well, you're plotting your points and plotting your lines confidently. Again try to avoid redoing lines and prioritize smooth lines over accurate ones.

    Overall you did a really good job! I feel that you focus a little too much on accuracy over smoothness in the later parts but by in large the work has been completed and the majority of the instructions have been followed. Your line confidence does seem to be improving and I think your ellipses are also in a good place to build from. Please take note that I am a beginner like you, take this critique with a grain of salt as it is based on my thoughts, this guideline (https://pastebin.com/dYnFt9PQ) and the critiques of drawabox assistants.

    Next Steps:

    Good luck on the 250 box challenge!!

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