beebee

Geometric Guerilla

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  • Geometric Guerilla
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    2:21 AM, Wednesday August 19th 2020

    Thanks for the re-upload, and congrats on finishing the challenge.

    Overall you do show nice improvement through the challenge, though theres a few key principles it looks like you missed.

    • You have a tendency to extend your lines in the wrong direction even in your later boxes. Your parallel lines should be moving away from the viewer and towards the convergence point. In other words as explained here your extension lines will move away from the starting y when you construct your box.

    • Your lines get cleaner throughout the challenge which is great, however you should only be reinforcing the lines on the inside of the box, the sillouhette, none of the inner lines. Keep in mind also, if you make a mistake you must stick with it, no redrawing it or "fixing it" just let it go as trying to correct it will only draw more attention to it.

    • The orientation of your boxes is relatively similar here's a sheet showing some alternate orientations, try making your starting Y more varried with some lines shorter and some longer and see what happens. You can also use this generator as a starting point for a bigger variety of boxes.

    • Hatching lines are a great way to show orientation, make sure to keep slow and steady when you use them and be just as attentive to cleanness as any other line.

    • One thing that might help your overall understanding of your boxes are these notes. Thinking of your lines as parallel instead os just converging can help, in addition this construction method is often helpful in keeping mistakes form adding up.

    Next Steps:

    While you've shown nice improvement theres still more I think you can get out of this challenge. Please draw 30 more boxes keeping in mind and trying to apply the stuff I've mentioned.

    You've got this.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    12:08 AM, Monday August 10th 2020

    Thanks so much for the extra advice

    11:41 PM, Tuesday August 4th 2020

    I'm glad you followed though with what I asked! I can see nice improvement just form these pages so here's some further notes:

    With the back corner issue, which is pretty common, it happens because of the small mistakes from the rest of the box adding up and the result is the back corner.

    This method of constructing boxes helps some people avoid the back corner issue and thinking of your parallel lines in relation to eachother and not just their relation to the vanishing point as illustrated here will also improve your construction.

    Next Steps:

    Keep practicing making boxes in your warmups so you can continue to progress in skill. I see you've already completed lesson 2, so goodluck with the next step in your journey after that!

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    11:04 PM, Thursday July 30th 2020

    Overall your work here looks pretty good.

    Your lines are fairly confident and clean, they waver a little though, so be sure to keep working on them in your warmups.

    A note on your ellipses, in your table of ellipses it looks like you drew though them 3 to 4 times, however, the ideal number of times is 2-3. Similarly in your funnels page it looks like you only drew them once, instead of 2 or three times, you should be ghosting around a few times and then draw through the ellipse at least twice all the way around.

    Keep practicing ellipses in your warmups and remember to ghost every time.

    Another thing of note, the hatching on your rotated boxes page looks hasty and scribbly in some places, remember that your hatching lines should be clean and crisp just like the rest of your lines.

    There are several issues with your boxes in the organic perspective pages, their perspectives and vanishing points mainly, but nothing that the 250 box challenge won't fix.

    Next Steps:

    Go on ahead to the 250 box challenge! And goodluck.

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    2:15 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    Nice job finishing the challenge.

    A note on the hatching, you dont have to make the lines so tightly packed, sparse lines would suffice.

    You would also benefit from varying your angle and perspective a bit on your boxes, this tool could help you get some ideas.

    Next Steps:

    Go on ahead to lesson 2, just keep up with your boxes in your warmups :) Goodluck!

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    2:05 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    Nice job job finishing the challenge!

    I just have a couple of notes for things you can improve. Firstly, your lines tend to diverge even in the late 200s, this visual aid might help, basically you think of the lines in terms of their related degree instead of just going to the same point. And second, you would benefit from varying the angle of your boxes and the perspective, try using this tool in the future.

    Next Steps:

    I would like to see another 15 boxes with more exagerated perspective and different angles.

    Here's a diagram to give you some ideas of different orientations.

    https://imgur.com/Kqg6uMX

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    1:23 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    Great work finishing the challenge!

    You show nice improvement over the course of your boxes, your lines are crisp and your convergences are pretty nice, heres a graphic that might help with them a little using this mindset its easier to make parallel lines, keep up practicing your boxes in your warmups.

    Next Steps:

    Go ahead and move on to lesson 2 :)

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    1:16 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    Nice job with finishing this challenge!

    You show nice improvement over the course of the challenge and seem to grasp the core ideas presented in it, your lines are nice and crisp and your convergences are quite nice, I recommend trying some of the advanced box exercises in the future :) keep up the good work.

    Next Steps:

    Go on to lesson 2 :)

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    12:58 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    There's only one image in this album, please add the rest of your boxes so I can review them properly.

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    12:55 AM, Wednesday July 29th 2020

    I think you posted the link for this, if you send me the proper link I can look over your actual boxes :)

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