Auster

Dimensional Dominator

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    10:53 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020

    While you're waiting for the critique from a person that know this lesson better than me, I'm letting you know that you skipped (or forgot to post) the 250 box challenge. This challenge is NOT optional and must be completed before Lesson 2.

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    10:48 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020

    It seems that you mistakenly used a ruler for your boxes in your 2 pages of Rough Perspective - boxes in that exercise are supposed to be made using the ghosting method and only the horizon line and error checking should be done with a ruler.

    Nevertheless I believe that you tackled this lesson pretty well, and that exercise was not that crucial as the 250 box challenge (remember: no ruler there!), so I'll just agree with the current review and that will mark your lesson as complete.

    Good luck!

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    10:31 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020

    Hi Ritacethapa!

    I'm checking out old incomplete submissions to see if they need to be dealt with.

    I'll agree with the current review and that will mark your lesson 1 as complete (even if after completing lesson 2 and the box challenge), but I'll give you a suggestion: DON'T draw more pages than those requested (unless asked in a review). It is a good thing that you're taking this very seriously, but there are reasons why you should do only the amount of pages requested in every homework as explained here.

    Keep in mind that you'll be doing these exercises as a warmup anyway for pretty much all your future drawing sessions so you won't risk getting rusty on all this stuff.

    Good luck!

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    10:18 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020

    Hi! Checking out old submissions that are still incomplete.

    You made an excellent work here, and I actually think your ellipses are fine. At this stage they're not supposed to be perfect, and these exercises serves you as a starting warmup for your fundamentals.

    I'll mark this lesson as complete, feel free to tackle the 250 box challenge. And good luck!

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    10:25 PM, Thursday May 21st 2020

    Hi! I'm checking old submissions in the Lesson 1 queue and I stumbled upon yours.

    You definitely did an excellent job here. A 0.3 pen is not suited for these lessons (a ballpoint pen would be better) but you already said that you managed to get a 0.5. The only thing that I'd add to what was already said is that you should try to be a bit more careful with your lines because you tend to overshoot in some places like the planes or the boxes in the rough perspective (example here.

    Keep in mind that overshooting with confidence is ALWAYS better than hesitant and wobbly lines (like many beginners do) so your problem is a minor one.

    As for what to do next, I don't know if you already figured it out since you posted more than a month ago, but in theory you should wait for your lesson to be marked as complete and get your badge. In practice, though, you can see that getting a review could take a long time and probably there's nothing wrong in starting the next lesson while you wait, and coming back to the previous one if there's something that neeeds to be dealt with.

    For now I'll mark your lesson as complete. If other 2 community members agree with me then your lesson 1 will be truly complete and you will get your badge. For now, onwards to the 250 box challenge!

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    250 box challenge

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    10:30 AM, Thursday May 21st 2020

    Hi! It's not very clear from the photos, but is your sketchbook a small format like A5? If so, I really suggest you going with at least an A4 like the normal printer paper like explained here. In these lessons it REALLY pays off drawing big, even if it's not obvious. It will be more imperative on construction lessons since you'll need to draw a lot of lines close together and it will get messy on a small space.

    Apart from that, your submission is solid enough for you to move to the 250 box challenge, so I will agree with the existing review, and that will mark this lesson as complete.

    Good luck!

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    10:55 PM, Wednesday May 20th 2020

    Hi Tylerkoh!

    I would like to check your submission but the link is not working.

    If I agree with Avidania's current review it will get a total of 2 agreements and that will officially mark your submission as complete, and you would get your badge, but I need to see the actual homework first.

    Reply to this comment with a working link and I'll check it out. Cheers!

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    10:24 PM, Wednesday May 20th 2020

    Hi! Checking old submissions here.

    I looked into your homeworks and it looks fine to me. Before agreeing with the current review (and thus officialy marking this lesson as complete) I'd like to suggest you to draw bigger, and whenever possible try to fill your page.

    Good luck with your future lessons!

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete. In order for the student to receive their completion badge, this critique will need 2 agreements from other members of the community.
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    10:19 PM, Wednesday May 20th 2020

    Hi! I'm checking old incomplete submissions to see if it's needed to deal with them.

    Here I see you got some feedback from another user but not for the complete lesson, and without having the next step sorted out.

    Before marking this lesson as complete I'd like to suggest you not to correct any line you feel is wrong, like I see you did in many point in particular in the last 2 pages. No matter how off is a line, just go along with it without additional passes.

    All your pages looks fine to me, showing that you understood the exercises and that you did them as best as you could. Contrary to the other review, I think you nailed your superimposed lines too.

    You got many issues in the last exercise, but that is supposed to happen as a form of preview for the next step that you should do after this lesson: the 250 box challenge. Good luck with that!

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge

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    11:31 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    This submission is a duplicate, therefore I'm marking it as complete in order to remove it from the queue.

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