8:53 PM, Tuesday June 1st 2021
Thank you for your answer. I checked Uncomfortable's question, and I understand the situation. Thank you for your help.
Thank you for your answer. I checked Uncomfortable's question, and I understand the situation. Thank you for your help.
Thank you for your critique. This is definitely something I am struggling with. Next time I will be more careful not to do this mistake.
They look really good. I really like how confident your lines are. You can go ahead and start Lesson 2.
And yes, the 250 Box Challenge should be included in your warm-ups. Of course, the number of boxes that can be drawn in five minutes depends on the artist. I am a little slow, so I can only finish one box most of the time.
I am glad to mark this as complete. You can start Lesson 2.
It looks believable and solid when I look at your drawing. Also, the perspective gives the illusion of 3-D space, so I wanted to express this. I didn't learn about perspective or proportions either. But as I keep drawing for fun, the end results of the new drawings becomes better in each time, because of my increased visual library. And even if I don't think about some specific proporitons or perspective rules all the time, I can draw more accurate scenes. That's what I felt when I look at your drawing. It was a believable scene, I really didn't think about the techniques applied in it, I just thouth that it had nice proportions. I am sorry if I coused a confusion.
The proportions and the perspective look very nice. And I like how you applied atmospheric perspective to the mountains in the background.
Congratulations on finishing Lesson 2.
The lines of the arrows could be more confident. It seems like you rushed a little bit in the parts where you connect two lines, or where you draw the arrowheads, resulting in wobbly and inaccurate lines. Also, the line weight should be done with 1 line, so the line weight is not overdone.
I like how you compressed your arrows. They get bigger, and the distance increase in each fold as they go towards the viewer, and they get narrower and smaller as they go away from the viewer.
Your sausage shape is a little different than the one shown in the homework material. They should be 2 identical balls connected by a tube of consistent width. You can check the shape from the lesson materials here. This will come into play in future lessons, especially as we use these as one of the basic forms of organic construction. So, I would recommend you draw the exact shape shown in the lessons rather than the straight ones you drew in your homework. Also drawing some smaller ones might give you more space to work with, and this way, you can practice with more shapes.
The degrees of the ellipses should change. According to the lesson, as you pick a different position along the length of that sausage form, the orientation of that cross-sectional slice is going to be a little bit different relative to your viewing angle, resulting in a slightly different degree. Most of the degrees of the ellipses in your homework don't change much. So when you do this part as your warm-up, be mindful of the degrees.
Ellipses and the contours are aligned well with the minor axis. Also, it is good that the contours wrap around the round shape, as it is a very important part of the lesson. But in one shape, the contours are outside of the shape, which doesn't give the impression of roundness.
On the texture part, the main thing is to draw the cast shadows and not the lines. In Texture Analysis, you made a good job drawing the cast shadows, and the transition on the gradient is well done. But there should be three texture analyses, whereas you have only two.
In the Dissections, you have a small number of sausage forms, and it seems like you draw the outlines of the shapes instead of the cast shadows. Also, textures didn't wrap around the round shape.
According to Uncomfortable, since this part is only an introduction to the topic, you don't have to do it again. You can practice them as your warm-ups. As you finish more lessons, your understanding of texture will improve, and you will get better results.
In this part, the lines, just like in the box challenge, should be drawn confidently and not be repeated. All the lines should be ghosted before drawing it. So try to plan your shapes and your lines before drawing them, ghost them as much as you need, and then draw them at once, confidently. This increases the time you spend drawing each shape, and it takes a longer time, especially since we have to draw several shapes in this part. But taking your time drawing them will help you produce more clean and confident shapes.
In some of the shapes, the foreshortening is too deep. The main objective of this exercise is to make all the forms appear that they share the same scene. To achieve this, the forms need to have consistent foreshortening. It's easier to achieve this if you keep your forms equilateral and focus on only shallow foreshortening.
The intersections should be drawn with the same pen you used for the shape, a black fine liner. I believe it is mentioned in the video of this lesson. Using a different color of pen brokes the illusion of the solid form. The intersections explain to the observer how the shapes are related to each other. If you draw them with a different color, they will appear as lines, instead of shared edges of two intersected shapes, which will kill the illusion of one big solid object.
According to the lesson, you can add line weight to help develop a hierarchy to your drawing, but line weight should only be added to local sections of existing lines to emphasize them and clarify overlaps. Don't go applying line weight to the entirety of a line, ESPECIALLY not to your ellipses. You can check the whole lesson from here.
Your shapes in the Organic Intersections look nice. Some of your shadows look like they are sticking to the form. The shadows have to follow the form of the object they're being cast on, not the form of the object that casts it. Also, most of your lines are drawn more than once, especially the contours. In every exercise you do in these lessons, you should draw confidently, from your shoulder, and at once. You can't draw the line again or go over it when the original line doesn't come out the way you want it to be. This will only create a messy look.
All in all, I see you understand a lot of the basics of this lesson. But I feel like you rushed through some of the exercises. In every line you make, you should plan it out first, ghost it, and then draw it at once, confidently. Don't try to fix your mistakes. We are bound to make mistakes as we proceed, and that is okay.
I think you can go ahead and start Lesson 3. But don't forget to incorporate those exercises into your warm-ups. Also, when you do your warm-ups, it might be a good idea to check the relevant lesson material to see if you are missing any important points.
You can go ahead and start lesson 3. But make sure to practice Lesson 2 in your warm-ups.
Congratulations on finishing the 250 Box Challenge.
I like the way you draw your lines confidently and straight. Also, I can see that you spend enough time planning out your boxes and used small dots to establish your lines. Doing this helps to get more accurate results.
You extended all your lines in the correct direction when you checked your boxes. Also, it seems like you understand how the parallel lines should converge to a specific vanishing point early on. There are some boxes on the first pages that the lines converge nicely. If I were to suggest few things, it would be the foreshortening and the variety of your boxes. In some o your boxes the foreshortening is too shallow, meaning that your vanishing points are too far away. That results in parallel lines or even divergence. Especially towards the ends, there are a lot of parallel lines, which shouldn't occur in the three-point perspective. Also, most of the boxes' shapes are similar to each other, especially the early ones. I suggest you change the variety of your boxes and experiment with different shapes and sizes.
Also, it seems that you are having trouble with the inner corners. You can check this order of drawing boxes to draw the inner corners more accurately.
I can see that you have some basic understanding of the three-point perspective, but there are a lot of parallel lines, even on the last pages. So, it might be better if you could draw six more boxes before moving on.
Draw six more boxes before moving on to Lesson 2. You can post your revision here once you are done.
I guess my explanation was a bit complicated, so I am sorry for that. Since English isn't my first language, sometimes I have a hard time explaining what I am thinking. Let me try to explain this more clearly.
Before starting to draw your box, first, draw a Y shape, just like in the video uploaded by Uncomfortable. You can check the video from the link I gave you in the feedback. After that, draw some dots to plan out the trajectory of the new corner that you will draw next. You can see the dots in this diagram. Also using dots to plan out your line (for example, where does it start and where does it end) is explained in the Rough Perspective homework's video, so you might want to check it out. Those dots will help you plan your lines before drawing them and help you ghost the lines more clearly at the same time.
As for the vanishing points, you shouldn't draw them when you do the challenge, but instead, always think about their existence in the space. The box consists of several sets of parallel lines, and when we observe a box in perspective, the lines that are parallel to each other should converge to a specific vanishing point. So, for example, if we think about the front face of a box, there are four lines in total. If we divide those four lines into two sets, there will be two sets of parallel lines. So when we draw them in perspective, the parallel lines should converge to a specific vanishing point according to the rules of the perspective. Every set of parallel lines creates its own vanishing points. The three-point perspective, which we are studying right now, consists of three vanishing points. When you draw the box, you should find the lines that are parallel to each other and converge them to those vanishing points. It is really hard to imagine the place of the vanishing points since we are not allowed to draw them, but once you understand the theory behind it, you will start to draw more accurate boxes. If you have a hard time imagining the vanishing points, deepen the foreshortening and set your imaginary vanishing points close to your box. And try to ghost your lines towards your imaginary vanishing points, of course, without drawing them. This exercise is actually quite similar to the Rough Perspective Homework. The differences are that in the 250 Box Challenge you will not draw the vanishing points, and you will have three vanishing points instead of one.
To understand the perspective topic better, you can check Uncomfortable's explanation from here to understand what a vanishing point is and how does it work, and then, you might want to do the Rough Perspective Homework one more time. This might help you increase your understanding of perspective and vanishing points.
And for the health part, I hope you are doing better. I like the idea of having a schedule to organize your day. I'm trying to stick to a schedule a little similar to yours, but it is hard, and if you can do it then, that's really good. Studying how to draw, especially following the 50% rule really helps me stay healthy and happy. This way, I can enjoy drawing and build up enough energy to deal with other problems I encounter in daily life. Of course, sometimes we can get lost in our problems, and that's why I suggested professional help. I am saying this again, but it did help me in the past, and I would recommend it to everyone who has an opportunity to get one. And if it is not possible, finding people who are safe to share your problems with and talking with them is effective as well.
I am a bit late but I am glad I could be of help. I hope you will keep improve and be a much better artist.
I was about to give you feedback, but unfortunately, the pictures you posted are deleted. If you post them again, I will gladly give feedback.
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