Auster

Dimensional Dominator

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    11:30 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    Disclaimer: i was writing the following review for your other lesson 1 post, then I realized that you have another submission which have already a review in it. I'll still copy-paste everything here so you can get some feedback anyways, then I'll agree with the existing review in order to mark the lesson as complete.

    Hi! The community-powered review is a bit slow as you might have noticed, but we're trying to do our best!

    Let's see what we have here.

    Your lines are pretty good - superimposed lines have little or no fraying on the starting end, which means you're executing your strokes with enough care. I see some corrections on your ghosted lines: don't do that, even if you miss your mark by a lot just go with it and don't worry. This advice goes for every lesson in Drawabox, don't correct any line.

    I like your ellipses, I can clearly see that you're drawing them with confidence and that's the important part. I'll suggest one thing: try to practice drawing them a bit bigger, because not only it helps you finding your errors, but also because you learn better to draw them with the shoulder. Always draw bigger! Also try to make your funnels longer too and on different sizes and curvatures.

    Your boxes show that you understood the concept very well, I like in particular your rotated boxes exercise the usually many students struggle a lot to make them consistent throughout all the page.

    In your organic perspective, you're having a lot of problems with converging the sides toward a VP: this is perfectly fine, and it serves specifically as a preview of the next exercise, the 250 box challenge, where you will practice this principle.

    Overall good job and onwards to the next step!

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge

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    11:15 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    This lesson was already reviewed in another post, so I'm marking this duplicate as complete in order to remove it from the queue.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
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    11:00 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    I'm marking this duplicate submission as complete in order to remove it from the queue. The user has this lesson already reviewed into another post.

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    10:57 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    Hi Paranomalwar - I'd like to remind you that for future lessons you should use ink and paper instead of digital, as specified here. If you can't find a fineliner, you can use a ballpoint pen.

    There is another existing review so I'll mark this lesson as complete. Good luck with the 250 box challenge!

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    250 box challenge

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    9:40 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

    Hi!

    Unfortunately we need the Rotated Boxes exercise to review and complete your submission. If you can't find it I'm afraid you'll have to redo it. I suggest you to draw it big since many students tend to make it very small.

    Reply to this post with the new page and I will review your lesson.

    Cheers!

    Next Steps:

    1 page of Rotated Boxes

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    11:12 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

    Marking this submission as complete because this user already got his full lesson 1 reviewed into another post.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
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    11:08 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

    I believe that excluding the tools used, your work with this lesson is pretty well done. Next time try to stick with a fineliner or if you can't find one, a ballpoint pen. Always use the same color unless specified by the exercise. I'll mark this submission complete since other reviews didn't.

    Good luck!

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge then lesson 2

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    10:59 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

    Marking this submission complete because this lesson was approved in another one.

    This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
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    4:48 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

    Hi, Sillysnek. I'm checking old incomplete submissions and I stumbled upon yours. You submitted this lesson a long time ago, but sadly that's the problem with a system powered by volunteers only!

    What I'm gonna do now is agreeing with another user's review in order to mark your lesson as complete, but I'll still give you some feedback here.

    -Lines

    Your lines are ok for the most part. When superimposing your lines in the first 2 pages you have to make sure that the starting point it's not messy and fraying. It's ok if that happens on the far end, but for the starting point you should be more careful.

    Ghosted lines shows instead that you lost some confidence and as a result many lines look uncertain and wobbly. Here it's not important to be accurate, but to be committed. The right side of the page looks way more confident tho, so you probably understood this exercise well enough.

    -Ellipses

    The same principle applies here for your ellipses: remember to always draw them with your shoulder and ghost them a few times before committing a couple of confident passes. It doesn't matter if they're not that precise. Apart from that, they look pretty fine, and the ellipses in your funnels show that you cared about aligning their minor axis correctly.

    -Boxes

    Everything seems ok, i see some problems in your organic perspective boxes that are completely normal in this stage: always check where your VPs are for each box, and when you draw every side you have to check if it converges to his VP. But that something you can train on the next step, the 250 box challenge.

    Also remember to draw bigger boxes, expecially on that challenge - it will help you improve faster.

    Nice job and good luck!

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge

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    4:34 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

    Hi, S4shre. I'm checking old incomplete submissions and I stumbled upon yours. You submitted this lesson a long time ago, but sadly that's the problem with a system powered by volunteers only!

    I will agree with existing reviews to mark your lesson as complete, so you will actually get the badge and confirmation, because I saw your pages and I feel like you completed this lesson very well.

    Just a couple of suggestions: try to make clear photos, it is really difficult to make out details if your pics are blurred out. My advice would be to take the photos outside, or use a scanner with a "photo" setting (not "drawing", because it screws up the contrast).

    You did a really great job, your next step would be the 250 box challenge if you haven't start already. Good luck!

    Next Steps:

    250 box challenge

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