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    7:24 PM, Monday July 20th 2020

    Yeah it's true that fresh new demos would be really nice to have and reduce the number of mistakes dramatically. A simple message at the beginning of each demo can be avoided by people who jump to the task a little bit too fast.

    7:03 PM, Monday July 20th 2020


    I have an idea for the old demos. We could add in bold red in the beginning what is done in the demo that should not be reproduced (being very specific). I see you added a message saying that other lessons should be prioritized, but by the point we do the demos, sometimes we forget some of what shouldn't be done (adding form shadows, simple lines for ridges/valleys of flowers, etc.). It's like doing a critique of yourself that would save you time in the critiques of students (at least a couple I hope).

    Thank you for reading my idea.

    3:36 AM, Monday July 20th 2020

    Thank you very much! It's all crystal clear!

    2:57 AM, Sunday July 19th 2020

    Thank you very much for your thorough critique. I had put a smiley in the end of my message and it transformed into "????". I hope you didn't take it badly.

    I have some questions to make sure I understood everything :

    1. You said my arrows have to compress after the last lesson, and I tried to apply that, but I got the same critique. Does that mean I have to do it more? Does it have to be kind of exponential?

    2. About the leaves, if the veins are useful for construction, is it okay to draw them? For example, some of these let me place the spikes of the maple leaves.

    3. I had used some lines to show the 3d form, a bit like contour lines. Should I replace them with lines similar to the ones used in the organic forms?

    4. I have lose myself in the flower when too much petals overlap and I don't know which line is which anymore. I think that's the reason I add so much weight to lines. Especially when in some flowers have just a little tip of petals showing and I have to draw them completely. Do you have an advice on how I can approach those harder tasks?

    Also, I think the daisy demo inspired me to add the lines for the ridges and valleys of the petals. Did I misunderstand a part of it?

    Thank you very much for making learning art really accessible and for organizing everything really neatly. You are one of those who really make a difference in this world.

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    8:52 PM, Saturday July 18th 2020


    Are you putting your elbow or wrist on the table?

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    5:41 PM, Friday July 17th 2020


    I think it is normal that the elbow moves, it is actually essential to make a strait line. I think what should be avoided is putting the elbow down on the table. That will make you only able do to a big circle around the point of contact. If you think about it, in that situation, the movement of rotation comes partly from the shoulder, but it still should be avoided. As long as the elbow and shoulder are free, and that the wrist doesn't do much, everything is good. Don't lock up your elbow you will be really stiff (follow your intuition).

    Have fun in your journey!

    1:55 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

    Hahaha you seem to have a similar personality to mine. I need to work on my patience too ;).

    1:53 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

    Yeah they will improve as you continue doing them. But when I take the time ghosting over the paper before going down on it, I have much more precision.

    1:52 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

    Very nice progress here!

    There is just one little inconsistency, the two boxes on the right. The box that is in the trop right corner should be above, or at least touching the one under it. The rest is very nice good job!

    2:40 AM, Thursday July 16th 2020

    Hi there, you're welcome!

    Okay open this image :

    First, good job for the number 2. Even if those lines touched others, you did well not changing their directions because those lines were delimiting other faces.

    For the number 3, you missed an edge. Your intersection touched an edge of the box on the right, which was supposed the make the intersection deviate. There, I put 2 examples of what you could have done. They seem similar because the angle vary only slightly but in one example, the line I point is parallel to the edges of the box on the right and in the other example, the edge of the other box.

    For the number 1, I broke my rule of the intersections needing to be parallel. I told you that rule to make things easier at first, but as you progress start breaking it. Honestly, you can redo that same example in many different ways. If the box on the right was totally behind the one on the left, there would have been no intersections. if the one on the left was slightly behind the one on the right, the intersections would have been totally different. It is about imagining which box is over which box, then trying to see how the faces would touch each other. Try different intersections with the same example :

    1. The left box really in front of the right one, but still touching.

    2. The right box really in front of the left one, but still touching.

    3. Left box slightly in front of the right one.

    4. The right box slightly in front of the left one.

    It will be hard but since you're attacking your weakness, I am sure it will do wonders to your capacity of visualizing 3D space!

    Keep up the good work!

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