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    4:53 AM, Friday April 9th 2021

    Thank you for the clarification. That was very helpful.

    12:55 PM, Thursday April 8th 2021


    Thanks for the critique. I have some questions regarding some of the exercises and my understanding of the work.

    For the arrows section, I am a little confused. The instructions say that we should draw an identical curve.

    "Next, draw the same curve a little below it. This can get tricky, since it's quite difficult to replicate an identical curve."

    However, if I were to draw an identical curve, wouldn't the width of the ribbon remain the same throughout the page. It would be the same width at the back of the arrow as the front of the arrow and the arrow would look flat. Is this statement correct? Some clarification here would be helpful.

    For the textures, I don't think I understand this section at all. I drew this section believing I was drawing the cast shadows of the form the entire time. The crumpled paper, admittedly, I had no idea what I was doing. However for the Lizard Scales and Tree trunk, they have crevices that would form a shadow, which is what I thought I was drawing. Do you have any tips to how I should have drawn these textures instead?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Thank you

    6:02 AM, Wednesday March 3rd 2021


    Thanks for your critique. I'll make sure to read the instructions more carefully next time. In this revision, I tried to rely on my muscle memory for the ellipses. Sometimes when I finished the first loop of an ellipse and I saw how far off it was, my brain would freak out and try to correct it on the second loop again. I can see that my ellipses need more work and I will continue to work on them.

    Thank you!

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