QriousK

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    3:09 PM, Tuesday February 13th 2024

    Thank you for the advice and explanation!

    3:15 PM, Tuesday January 30th 2024

    Thank you for the critique Elodin! The links and recommendations were very helpful. I do have one question about the "lines in a set" diagram. What does the last tip mean, where it says "lines will never diverge toward the VP"? Does that mean that they will always converge towards that point?

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    1:58 AM, Tuesday December 26th 2023

    Good drawing mileage! Your strength is in form/shape variation and your weakness is line work.

    Lines

    The first pages of lines look broad and shaky. This improves by the second page. Just remember to draw straight confident strokes. This advice goes for the third and fourth pages.

    Ellipses

    The tables of ellipses are packed well. So are the ellipses in the planes. The funnel funnels look fine too. A few shapes aren't finished all the way through (see the big ellipse to the left on the second page). Remember to go around the form twice.

    Boxes

    The boxes in the organic exercise are kind of wobbly. It was a tricky exercise, but try to keep your lines straight by drawing from the arm instead of the wrist. It's difficult to see the forms in the rotated boxes exercise. The overall shape is much too small. The organic and plotted perspective assignments look good. Nice variation of shapes and angles in the former.

    Next Steps:

    Have another go at the rotated boxes exercise. Don't worry about making the form spherical, but draw the boxes bigger. This way the boxes on the outside don't get squished and you can practie your mark-making. Take your time to draw steady lines.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    12:54 AM, Tuesday December 26th 2023

    Hi! These are great! The ellipses and boxes have appealing angles and perspectives. Just be aware of tangents. That's when two edges or points touch each other awkwardly (see the boxes in the 3rd section of the page. It's better to overlap the forms as you did in the 2nd section (see the closest boxes to the right).

    Next Steps:

    Nice work! Move on to the 250 box challenge.

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    4:50 AM, Monday December 25th 2023

    The progress on your homework looks promising! You seem to be good at drawing the elllipses, but your boxes could use some work.

    Lines

    The first pages of lines look fine, just try to have more consistent strokes to avoid fraying in the future. It's evident on the second page. The ghosted lines are solid.

    Ellipses

    The ellipses are well rounded and most of them touch the edges in the planes, funnels, and table exercises. Good job! However, there should be another line down the planes (see page 4,5,8, and 9). This ensures your elipses hit all the points.

    Boxes

    The boxes in the organic perspective exercise are a bit chaotic. The line they're on is too heavy in regards to line weight. The boxes themselves have nice rotation and size variation, but some of the lineups are confusing (e.g. the first section on the first page where three boxes overlap each other). The rest of box exercises are clean.

    Keep it up!

    Next Steps:

    Do one page of the ellipses in the planes exercise. Don't forget to add the 3rd line down the middle of the "x". Do another page of the organic perspective boxes. Then you're all set for the 250 box challenge.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    4:27 AM, Monday December 25th 2023

    These look good! The ellipses are much better.

    Next Steps:

    You're ready for the 250 box challenge!

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    3:50 AM, Tuesday December 19th 2023

    I agree with Yaboyboyo. However, the ellipses on planes assignment needs adjustment. Some of the ellipses follow the diagnol of the quadrilateral shape instead of the vertical. So, they don't take up the entire space and end up a little thin. Make sure they take up the full space in the plane.

    Next Steps:

    Do one page of ellipses on planes. Then you're good to go!

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    3:38 AM, Tuesday December 19th 2023

    Nice work on Lesson 1! You have strong line work, but need more size variation and overlap.

    Lines

    They have the correct trajectory and hit most of the marks they're supposed to hit.

    Ellipses

    The ellipses fit snugly in the planes. Only a few miss the edges. The table of ellipses is fine and so are the funnels. For the most part the ellipses are symmetrical. Just watch out for tapering on the ends.

    Boxes

    These forms are clean with smooth lines. The boxes in the rough perspective have the correct line method. They are virtually the same size however, with little variation. There isn't any overlap either. The rotated boxes have the right perspective/alignment. The organic perspective also looks good expect for the fact many of the forms in the back are small. Variation in size will enhance your draftmanship.

    Your progress so far looks promising; keep going!

    Next Steps:

    Do one page of the rough perspective with boxes of different sizes. Try to overlap a couple of them.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    11:26 PM, Monday December 18th 2023

    These are much better! The linework is stronger too. Just remember to keep your lines in same perspective, some of them are a bit off.

    And don't worry about the rotation part. The next challenge has a tool you can use so you can get used to rotating.

    Next Steps:

    I recommend the 250 Box Challenge!

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    5:16 PM, Thursday December 14th 2023

    Hey there! Good progress on your homework. Your strength looks the ellipses and your weakness seem to be the boxes.

    Lines

    • The lines on page 1 and 2 are solid. I recommend keeping a looser grip on your pen as it seems the marks are heavy handed. The lines on page 3 are a bit wobbly. Be confident with your linework!

    Ellipses

    • Each of the ellipses exercises look strong. I see alot of confidence here. Some of ellipses in the box and plane exercises are shaky. Try to keep the shape of these forms consistent, instead of tapering at the ends.

    Boxes

    • The boxes in the plotted perspective and rotation exercises look fine. A few of the bottom lines of the boxes for the latter look a bit wobbly so try to have a steady hand.

    • The lines for the rough perspective and organic perspective are a bit disconnected. They meet up, but they tend to overlap other lines. The boxes in the organic perspective need more variation in rotation. Try drawing them in different angles, instead of using the same one. The distance between them is just right. Keep that distance and simply rotate the boxes.

      Well done on your homework; keep it up!

    Next Steps:

    Do two more pages on the organic perspective. Keep the size varation you displayed in your second page, but rotate the boxes and draw them from different angles.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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