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    7:07 PM, Friday June 10th 2022

    You can simplify any solid thing into boxes, cones, cylinders, pyramids and spheres.

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    6:23 PM, Friday June 10th 2022

    A human body is a solid 3D object (complex, of course, but still a 3d object), like anything else in the real world. You just build the mass using the knowledge from Anatomy of dimensions and placement.

    If you dont do that, the person you draw will be like a cardboard plan.

    Many people watch a 5 minutes tutorial of how to draw a head on Youtube and thinks "yeah! i'm head-drawing master!" but they can't do a simple rotate with the neck without being helpless. That's where construction and perspective is needed (and construction and perspective is focus on drawabox).

    Furthermore, people are animals and Lesson 5 is "applying construction to animals" so you can see by yourself how it can be done.

    Remember: color, shadow, line, perspective, etc, can be studied apart but they only makes sense when you put all together.

    2:52 PM, Tuesday June 7th 2022

    Thank you! You helped me much

    2:09 PM, Monday June 6th 2022


    1 page of organic intersection

    12:49 PM, Monday June 6th 2022

    Thank you very much for the critique. It sure did help me to fiugre where to improve!

    About the organic intersection and the clean up pass: seen the image of example (https://d15v304a6xpq4b.cloudfront.net/lesson_images/07fd0fa0.jpg) made me think I should line weight the visible parts of the pile of sausages. Thats why i did so much line weight, I wasnt realy cleanin up.

    I willl follow your structions to make all the form through and I will line weight just to show dominance where the form intersect.

    6:38 PM, Thursday June 2nd 2022


    So Uncomfy says to commit to the mark, I need to change what I'm doing.

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    2:57 PM, Thursday June 2nd 2022

    I don't think you lost everything you learned. You may be rust, but at least you still know many of the concepts and surely is not at same level of drawing as you started. I think you can use lesson 1 exercises as warmups to remember and to avaluate what you are doing right now: if you're not completly lost, go forward.

    2021 was a terrible year for me, I stopped DaB and drawing at all for something like 4-5 months. I came back in May, fearing almost the same as you but realized I wasn't that rust. I posted my Lesson 2 exercises 3 days ago and I think I did a good job.

    6:52 PM, Wednesday June 1st 2022

    Thank you very much!

    I was a wondering what to do and if I was making the wrong choice all the time.

    I usally stay with my initial dot, but now I will spend a time analyzing the line when I overshoot again.

    7:27 PM, Tuesday May 31st 2022

    I really liked your ellipses and you did very well the most complex exercise, Rotated boxes.

    I'm prety sure you understood the lessons.

    The only things you should work is better planning while ghosting (to build muscle memory and gain confidence) and stop planning when you decide to put mark on paper (just do what you planed).

    Don't make marks as you planing and don't plane as you making a mark.

    See ya!

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    4:58 PM, Tuesday May 31st 2022

    Convergence in pairs was pointed out on my 250 Box exercise too, I did it a fair amount of times (and still do).

    SOMETHINGX pointed out what I would say: DaB is about spational reasoning, you will get better and better as you advance through exercises.

    What you can do is, while you planning your line, focus on the whole box and where all the other lines are going and what the line you will trace needs to go to match them. Yeah, that's simple to say and hard to do, but always keep it in mind.

    And don't grind, just shoow your exercises to critique, the feedback from more experienced students are worthier than grinding.

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