# amenX

## amenx's Sketchbook

##### 8:55 AM, Tuesday February 8th 2022

Someone needs to review your work and 2 other people needs to agree with them. I also don't have the badge yet, it's a bit of luck really. However you can subscribe to Uncomfortable's Patreon if you want more consistent critiques, I don't know much of it but you can check it out

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##### 1:17 PM, Saturday April 3rd 2021

Ghosted Lines: You did not put the tip of your pen to the start of the line accurately, this should be your first priority before drawing your line. The first 4 curves on your second page are too complicated, the lines other than C-S-I lines are not very suitable for ghosting method. When we draw more complicated, longer curves, we break it into managable smaller curves. In this instance, you could break your line into 2 smaller S curves, but we don't worry about that in this exercise. Just stick to C-S-I lines.

Ghosted Lines: Some of your lines are wobbly, you can fix it by warming up and letting your body relax before starting these homework exercises. Don't draw through your line in order to correct your mistakes, this is a bad habit that will attract attention to your mistakes.

Ghosted Planes: Your line quality increased in this exercise

Tables of Ellipses & Ellipses in Planes: These are OK, pay attention to your shoulder motion and how it moves when you are out of track. You will be able to improve it with practice.

Funnels of Ellipses: Ellipses get narrower in the middle, and get wider as you get away from the center, this will be very helpful in further lessons.

Plotted Perspective: Good job

Rough Perspective: These pages look good, but you draw through some of your lines. We don't worry about that in this exercise. Pure line work is better.

Rotated Boxes: This is very good!

Organic Perspective: You darkened your outlines, we want to only do pure line work in these exercises. You will be introduced to darkening outlines in 250 Box Challenge.

Congratulations!

Next Steps:

250 Box Challenge

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##### 12:56 PM, Saturday April 3rd 2021

Your material is not right and you only submitted one page, that's not a good shot either. Please find yourself a good pen and try it again.

Next Steps:

Partial lesson submission, wrong material, bad shot.

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##### 12:53 PM, Saturday April 3rd 2021

Superimposed Lines: Looking really good

Ghosted Lines: You have no pages for ghosted lines, please attach.

Ghosted Planes: If you scanned your pages before drawing ellipses please attach.

Ellipses in Planes: Your ellipses look quite confident and smooth, they will be better if you keep practicing.

Tables of Ellipses: You did not draw through some of them, and it looks like you need more time to really feel your shoulder motion. But I like where you are going.

Funnels of Ellipses: Pay attention to how your ellipses get narrower in the middle and gets wider as you get away from the center, this information will be really helpful in further lessons.

Plotted perspective: You don't have the page. Please attach.

Rough perspective: Clean lines and accurate perspective

Rotated Boxes: You don't have it either.

Organic Perspective: Clean and confident lines

You have 5 missing pages, you need to attach them somehow.

Next Steps:

• 1 filled page of Ghosted Lines

• 2 filled page of Ghosted Planes

• 1 page of Rotated Boxes

• 1 page of Plotted Perspective

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##### 4:25 PM, Thursday March 4th 2021

Superimposed Lines: Very good job, though your lines arched a little bit on longer lines. It might be useful for you to practice drawing really long straight lines without dots before your practice sessions, it might make you loosen up a little bit.

Ghosted Lines: Your line quality decreased a little bit. What you need to focus on is flow before accuracy. When you are trying to build up muscle memory, your brain needs to be outside of the picture. Also you should draw longer lines. But this page is okay

Table of Ellipses: You need to practice more open ellipses / spherical shapes. Your narrower ellipses look better but more open ones do not look as confident. Try to imagine the minor and major axis in the middle of your ellipse after you draw your ellipse, and try to determine if you did a good job. We want to achieve 4 equal parts in our ellipses.

Ellipses in Planes: Yes! I think these pages look really good. Good job!

Funnels: Pretty good as well

Plotted Perspective: Nice

Rough Perspective: You'll have plenty of time perfecting these boxes, so I think they are pretty neat for a first try.

Rotated Boxes: Neat! Very good job.

Organic Perspective: Boxes those are closer to us should be a bit bigger but very nice

You did a great job overall, so congratulations! Keep it up with the 250 Box Challenge!

Next Steps:

250 Box Challenge

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##### 4:07 PM, Thursday March 4th 2021

I'm sorry but you needed to work with ink and paper, it's pointless to judge your line quality if you used a drawing tablet.

Next Steps:

Redo Lesson 1 with ink and paper

##### 2:10 PM, Thursday March 4th 2021

Thank you for the review, I'm aware of the varying ellipses I fixed it with my current practices. I'm not very pleased with my textures, I want to focus on them with 25 Texture Challenge in the future. Cheers

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##### 8:01 PM, Monday February 22nd 2021

Superimposed Lines: You experimented with different sizes of lines, so it's a good start. It's also good that you have drawn CSI lines with your curves as well. I want you to pay extra attention to putting the tip of your pen onto the starting point carefully, fraying at both ends is considered as a mistake.

Ghosted Lines & Planes: This is where your work becomes problematic. We do not draw through our straight lines outside of the first exercise, but you draw through them repeatedly until the end of this lesson. This makes it impossible for me to judge your line quality. I also want you to carefully scan all of your pages before submitting them for community feedback. Most of your pages are really blurry and I don't want to see your pencilcase or things like that, this kind of bad framing distracts your viewer from focusing on your artwork. You can download an app such as CamScanner to do the work.

Tables of Ellipses: You draw through them too much. Only 2-3 is enough. Draw through your ellipse for 2-3 times, make your mistakes, and move on to the next one. If you were using pencil this kind of ellipses might be kinda usable, you could erase your mistakes. But with ink, these are just unusable. These just make your work unreadable and terribly crowded. Please don't do that again.

Ellipses in Planes: You did not frame your page correctly, some parts of your page are missing. Please take extra time to correctly frame your work. You also draw through both your lines and ellipses too much in this exercise, we don't want that.

Funnel: Again, these pages could be 10/10 if you would just read through the intructions carefully and not draw through your ellipses this much. Resist that tendency!

Plotted perspective: Looks like you understood what 2 pt. perspective is about.

Rough perspective: Is this page A4? If not, I want you to work with A4 and with the same layout that instructed in the exercise page, and make your boxes bigger with longer lines, because drawing this small may force you into drawing with your wrist. Don't try to correct your lines with drawing through them, make your mistakes!

Rotated boxes: Try to visualize how these tapered boxes turn into a spherical shape. When they go away from the center, their perspective become more dramatic. You did not need to make this exercise perfectly but pay attention to the example homework next time, count how many boxes are there.

Organic Perspective: You could use your space better than that. Your frames are mostly empty, just practice on a different sheet of paper before committing to drawing them with ink.

Next Steps:

I want you to redo this lesson with paying extra attention to instructions. Read through them many times. If you are not sure about what you are doing, don't do it.

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##### 7:27 PM, Monday February 22nd 2021

Superimposed Lines

They look pretty confident in general, but all sets of lines are of the same length. It is recommended to start with a small line, and gradually increase its size to page length. This size of lines might turn into a comfort zone for you, so I want you to experiment with longer lines.

Ghosted Lines

I'm seeing a bit of hesitation at the start of some of your lines, you can overcome it by varying the length of your lines. Like your superimposed lines, most of your lines are of the same length. You don't have to create a nice layout for them, it's not a problem if your lines overlap a little bit. Try to draw longer lines.

Ghosted Planes

Did you scan your ghosted planes before putting ellipses in them? If you did, please update your folder. Your lines look much better in this exercise, so congratulations!

Tables of Ellipses

You forgot to draw through some of your ellipses, please don't forget to do it because it is necessary for us to build up muscle memory. Also don't try to change your elllipses' direction halfway through drawing them, try to keep your arm steady. You left some gaps in some of your tables, so try to plan ahead and visualize how your ellipses fit in table. On the other hand, it looks like you understood the instructions and your ellipses look quite confident. Good job!

Ellipses in Planes

You analyized your mistakes and marked them, these ellipses look confident and fit into the planes nicely. There is tiny bit of hesitation in some of them, but you will get over it with practice. Nice!

Funnels

We want our ellipses's middle axis to align with the rest of our ellipses, this will be quite important when you start to draw cylinders. So being more careful before putting down your curves might solve this problem.

Plotted Perspective

Looks like you understood how 2 pt. perspective works, I don't see any problem with this exercise.

Rough Perspective

Your line quality decreases a little bit, drawing ghosted lines & planes with varying sizes can solve this problem.

Rotated Boxes

You could draw the lines in the middle row more parallel to each other, but overall this exercise look really good. Congrats!

Organic Perspective

Looks like you understood this concept as well, but try not to draw through your lines in order to correct them. Your mistakes caught more attention this way.

Next Steps:

250 Box Challenge

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##### 1:34 PM, Friday May 1st 2020

Wow, thank you so much!!! You have a good point, I'll be more careful :)

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