Waxwerk

Dimensional Dominator

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  • Dimensional Dominator
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    2:23 AM, Sunday April 25th 2021

    I used a pentel 0.5 pointliner and filled in the dark blacks with a brush pen. On one of them did edges with the brush pen too.

    2:17 AM, Tuesday April 20th 2021

    Hey friend, here is the revision you requested. Happy drawing!

    https://imgur.com/gallery/5xEiLbA

    12:45 AM, Saturday April 17th 2021

    Hey, thanks very much for the in depth critique my friend! I'll go back and work on the line weights and do the revision you suggested. And yes, I hadn't read the ink article since I started and had forgotten some of the very good reasoning behind it!

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    12:41 AM, Friday April 16th 2021

    Hey nice job getting through lesson two!

    Here are a few suggestions:

    1. Take the time to put your photos in the right order and right orientation, since your asking other people to review them when you upload them.

    2. On the sausages (both contour and ellipse) you are often neglecting to vary the degree (the minor axis size) as it goes across the shape, making them look less 3d. You may want to go back to that exercise and look more at the examples / common errors part to get a better sense and practice that as a warm up. Also, you don't need quite that many ellipses going across the shape--so many gets visually distracting and thus doesn't show the form well.

    3. Arrows: Work on getting smooth confident lines for them as a warm up. They are pretty shaky.

    Hope those can be of some use to you. Good luck with your further studies!

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    Move on to the next thing!

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    12:35 AM, Friday April 16th 2021

    It seems your imgur link only includes 1 picture not the whole lesson.

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    12:34 AM, Friday April 16th 2021

    These look well done to me. I only have a couple suggestions:

    1. Consider your line weights more. They can be an effective way to make the construction feel more solid. You keep the lines almost evenly thin for everything instead of say, adding some weight on the outside contours or facing away from the light etc.

    2. Be wary of proportions. Sometimes in your effort to construct you made the snout rather long and box like more than feels natural. Then again you seem to have fixed that in the later drawings.

    Good work!

    Next Steps:

    Cylinder challenge or lesson 6!

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    12:54 AM, Wednesday April 7th 2021

    Nice job finishing lesson 3.

    Arrows: Remember the distance between the bends should be smaller with the far part and bigger with the near part to convey perspective. You made all the bends equidistant.

    Plants: You have done quite a good job with the textures / details. Sometimes you are not constructing but just outlining though, for example your potted cactus drawings. They are just flat shapes with textures applied. Think of how the pot it a tapered cylinder and construct it that way using two ellipses. The cacti themselves are fairly simple so you should throw on a couple nice contour lines to construct the 3D aspect.

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    12:47 AM, Wednesday April 7th 2021

    Nice job getting through this!

    With respect to textures you should work on (or at least be more aware of) implicit vs. explicit (this idea is described in detail in the texture exercise page). You are mostly drawing every line you see, then just making the lines thicker on the dark side and taper off into thin/nothing on the light side. But that's not the goal of the exercise.

    Here's another way to think about it:

    Look for the cast shadows (NOT the outlines of the forms). Where are the deepest crevices with the darkest shadows? Draw those all over the box. Those will remain shadows over the course of the whole texture because light can basically never get in them. On the other hand shadows cast by something small just barely sticking up are not as strong, so you should only fill them in on the dark side.

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    12:41 AM, Wednesday April 7th 2021

    Hi there, it seems your link is broken.

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    12:40 AM, Wednesday April 7th 2021

    Nice job getting through the second lesson OPTIMUSERIK!

    • Arrows: You want flowy lines, so don't slow down and let them get wobbly. Confident is better than wobbly even if it misses the mark by a bit. You didn't do the line weight part of this exercise, so you may want to go reread the instructions and practice that a bit.

    • Sausages: Practice your ellipses as a warm up. Ellipses are really hard, but yours are going too far out of bounds and its holding back your drawings.

    • Solid Intersections: Some of your better work imo

    • Organic Intersections: Bend the sausages more. They should wrap around the one they sit on as much as its contour lines wrap around it.

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    Move onto the next thing!

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A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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