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# manasseh

## manasseh's Sketchbook

##### 10:12 AM, Thursday June 6th 2024

Such a quick response wow thank you so much!! And yeah the wackier shapes appeared are mostly out of boredom haha.

Thank you! On to lesson 3 it is ^^

##### 8:29 AM, Tuesday April 30th 2024

oohh I can see some things are clicking but there's a lot of the same mistakes. If you want, I can do a little draw-over later today? I feel like I can explain better like that than if I try to explain in words haha

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##### 10:40 AM, Friday April 26th 2024

Your ghosted lines look amazing! The superimposed ones are also very promising, but it'd be great to see the beautiful straight lines from your ghosted lines exercise here as well. To step it up some more I think it'll be very helpful to work on trying to hitting a little closer to the end point for both these exercises (as well as any line, plane, box following), mostly to help with the fraying (for me it helps to put my pen down after ghosting, look at the end point and then execute the mark!). All in all they're solid though gg.

Ellipses in planes -- Your ellipses look smoothly executed and confident! They do overshoot the edges of the plane, so maybe planning a little more carefully would work, but here too, it's solid and with obvious progress within 2 pages.

Tables of ellipses -- a little more wobbly here! Make sure the ellipses are snug and evenly shaped. Not working too small helps in this exercise.

The same goes for the funnels. Make sure theyre touching the edges. I think you could try the optional version mentioned in the lesson here to start narrow near the center and increase the degree as you move outwards.

Plotted perspective -- only nitpick is to also do hatching lines with care!

Rough perspective -- Make sure you're lining your boxes with the same techniques as all other lines: planned well, ghosted, then a single confident stroke. Here most are redrawn multiple times and on the wobbly side. Reread about guessing, ghosting, and maybe this lesson. Same for organic perspective exercise, and rotated boxes too.

You're underestimating most of the converging lines so apply these tecniques accordingly.

Next Steps:

I was unsure whether or not to mark complete, but I chose to request revisions because of this;

Your lines and ellipses exercises start out showing you have a good grasp of the lesson material. However, later with your boxes, it seems to miss the careful planning of each dot and each line that the drawabox lessons drill in. Plot each of your points and lines with care, and then execute with confidence as you did with your superimposed and ghosted lines and your ellipses in planes which you did very well.

I suggest reading through the lessons on planning, plotting, ghosting and execution, and then redoing the rough perspective and organic perspective exercises while keeping this in mind.

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##### 10:11 AM, Friday April 26th 2024

For your ghosted lines, most look nice and straight and confident with minimal fraying.

Your funnels are also mostly fine. Make sure the ellipses are touching eachother.

I think you could redo the 1 point rough perspective boxes exercise, since I see you're capable of much cleaner lines!

Make sure you properly plan and use the ghosting method for each of your lines and draw each once, confidently instead of multiple times as taught here

The horizontal lines should be parallel to the horizon line. Maybe focus on that, tackling the converging lines second. It seems you underestimate how steep some of these lines can get, by how far they end up from the vanishing point. check here again

For the plotted perspective exercise, make sure, again, that your vertical lines are parallel to eachother and at a right angle from the horizon line. Also try to keep any lines, even hatching for shading, clean and intentional.

You may need to show the rest of the exercises before the homework is complete, - rotated boxes, organic perspective, planes and ellipses are leaving a very big gap.

Next Steps:

Finish the rest of the assigned exercises, and try to get in more mileage with your boxes. Above all try to make clean confident lines using the ghosting method in all of your work, especially your boxes, and make sure parallel lines/planes are parallel. Read through the relevant lessons again to make sure you've got everything down.

Good work and good luck!!

##### 9:19 AM, Wednesday March 13th 2024

Thank you so much for tthe crit!! I definitely struggle with ellipses a lot, although curves are just fine somehow. Usually when drawing I just do two halves I suppose. I will warm up with them more.

How do you schedule(?) your warm ups?

I want to fill this sketchbook, so there will be bleeding lines here and there, but I'll clean up my pictures next hand-in :)

Thanks again! Have a good week ~

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