ShortJamesBronze

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    6:48 PM, Thursday June 2nd 2022

    No problem. This set of lines looks better with A LOT less fraying. You did great

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge. Good luck

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    1:34 AM, Sunday May 29th 2022

    Hey, I’ll be grading your homework today. For the most part, you did really well.

    Your ghosted lines have a bit of arcing, but not a ton. Nothing that can’t be fixed by just being concision of it and purposefully arcing in the opposite direction a bit to straighten them out.

    Your ghosted planes look good too. My only criticism is that a few of your lines noticeably stop short for some reason. Probably pulling up your pencil a too early, but not bad.

    Your tables of ellipses are nice too, as do your ellipses in the ghosted planes.

    Your funnels are done well too, with them touching the top and bottom pretty consistently and being divided on half pretty well.

    Plotted perspective looks great, and your rough perspective looks good too, with your horizontal lines being parallel with the horizon for the most part and your other lines being perpendicular with it as well.

    Your rotated boxes are a bit hard to see, but the corners are close together as they’re supposed to be, which is awesome.

    And lastly, your organic perspective also holds up well too.

    The only thing I recommend you do again is your superimposed lines because there’s a decent mount of fraying on both sides. As a tip, make sure your pencil is really on the point before drawing your line again.

    But besides that, you’ve done really well.

    Next Steps:

    Re-do the superimposed lines, keeping in mind that they’re only supposed to fray on one side, and then you can move on to the 250 box challenge

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    7:30 PM, Wednesday May 11th 2022

    Hey, I’ll be grading your home work today.

    So, in regards to extended lines, these look good. They’re all extended away from the viewer like they’re supposed to be. Pretty much all of them converge and none are parallel either, so good job there.

    Your hatching is really good at indicating which face we’re looking at on the boxes and I didn’t notice much fraying. It was a bit wobbly here and there, but not consistently enough to be a problem, if you ask me.

    Your line weight was a bit odd. On most of the boxes, I really only could see it at the corners when it was supposed to be at the outer edges of the box essentially, but it is there to be noticed.

    And when it comes to the orientation of your boxes, you had a lot of variety in them, which is also good.

    Overall, your boxes are all great, to the point where I learned something out of grading them. I say you’re ready to move on to the next set of lessons

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the next set of lessons

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    5:39 PM, Saturday March 5th 2022

    No problem, dude. Your second page of Rotated Boxes looks great too. It's a lot of work, but the final result looks really cool when you do it right

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    11:06 PM, Monday February 28th 2022

    So, I'll be grading your homework today.

    Superimposed Lines: Did you put down a line using a straightedge first? I can't quite tell myself. If not, make sure you do since it provides a baseline for what you're doing. That said, these look really good. There's a little bit of fraying on both sides with the really curvy ones you tried, but most look nice. This was well done.

    Ghosted Lines: GOOD GOSH, these are incredible! I see a tiny, TINY bit of arcing on barely a handful of these, but most are perfectly bold and confident. I wish mine were this good, actually

    Ellipses in Planes: I think you have these confused with the Table of Ellipses exercise, but that's alright. Your ellipses don't quite touch all sides, but that's an accuracy thing that'll resolve with practice. Also, I can't quite tell if you're drawing through your ellipses or not. Just make sure you do two or three times.

    Tables of Ellipses: Could use a little work making sure they consistently fill the space and touch one another.

    Funnels: These look really good. The minor axis cuts right across almost all of the ellipses. That, and most touch each other too.

    Plotted Perspective: Looks great. I see nothing wrong here.

    Rough Perspective: Also looks really great. Your width lines are parallel with the horizon for the most part and your height lines are perpendicular with it as well. And your other lines go right back where they're supposed to.

    Rotated Boxes: All the boxes fit nice and tight together and the perspective on them is also done well.

    Organic Perspective: The boxes scale down in size decently well and the boxes look good too. On your second page, there's a smaller box with some extreme perspective, which makes it look off; so watch for that. Otherwise, this was done well too.

    To conclude, I think you're ready for the 250 Box Challenge

    Next Steps:

    Proceed to the 250 Box Challenge

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    8:18 PM, Monday February 21st 2022

    Thank so much for taking the time out of your day to critique my homework! In regards to my very first page, I forgot to mention I actually flipped the page over AFTER I'd already written the date, unfortunately. I'm left-handed and the notebook rings were interfering with the work. And as for the rotated boxes, I mis-remembered the instructions and thought I had to do two pages of those. I definitely did understand better by the second page though.

    Again, thanks. I'll try to increase my speed and remember to lift the pen from the page, since I'd totally forgotten about that.

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