Photon_

Tamer of Beasts

The Indomitable (Spring 2022)

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  • The Indomitable (Spring 2022)
  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • Tamer of Beasts
  • Giver of Life
  • Dimensional Dominator
  • Basics Brawler
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    4:41 PM, Tuesday July 27th 2021

    Hello,

    good job completing Lesson 2! Actually all exercises look well done so not much to say for critique, the only tip I can give is for arrows to add a bit of line weight on intersections (not only arrow sides as you did but also tapering line weight on arrow edge) - this would help them feel more 3D.

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    4:13 PM, Monday July 19th 2021

    Hello,

    overall you did well, though you seem to have lost line confidence on arrows and contour ellipses exercises, so I suggest focusing on that more in your future warmups.

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    4:02 PM, Monday July 19th 2021

    Thanks for taking the time to review, I appreciate it.

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    4:17 PM, Monday July 12th 2021

    Hello,

    Not much to say, great work overall.

    The only thing I can nitpick is that in dissections all textures are drawn explictly, you also need to practice wrapping around implict textures (graduation from white to detail) - implict textures are great for controlling viewers eye by contrast + you draw less so you can finish pieces faster.

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    5:10 PM, Monday July 5th 2021

    Hello,

    here's critique:

    • Arrows - some of them are too flat or with wrongly shaded sides, but most look fine - in future you can try to add line weight first then its easier to see arrow in 3d space and know which sides to shade

    • Contour ellipsed - OK

    • Contour curves - OK - though try not to redo failed lines and work with what you got

    • Texture analysis - OK

    • Dissections - most of them are explict (drawing everytinhg) try making some implict ones too (draw gradiation of dark to light), some of them do not break the form where they could (remember good silloutte is very important)

    • Intersections - OK for now (main goal at lesson 2 is to draw similarly sized forms as if they belong to the same space, most intersections themselves are bad, but it's not expecting to do them well at this stage, so no worries)

    • Organic intersections - I see you got the concept, though you seem to have forgotten shadows for most of these?

    Overall I think you did well and can move on to the next lesson

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    11:44 AM, Monday June 28th 2021

    Hello,

    good job finishing Lesson 2! Here's some tips for the future:

    • Contour curves - ellipses degrees do not vary (they should vary similarly as contour ellipses cause the curve is just visible part of the ellipse)

    • organic intersection - I thinks some cast shadows are missing? (mainly forms in second picture top left, and first form on gorund plane)

    • intersections - as line weight is only on cuts sometimes it gets a bit confusing visually - you could add a bit of line weight on intersecting lines to show which ones are in front

    • arrows could use a bit of line weight too

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    11:31 AM, Thursday June 24th 2021

    Hello, I think you did well and can move on to the next lesson

    Here's some tips thoughs:

    • For dissections all your textures are explict - try doing some implict ones too

    • for organic intersections some of the cast shadows look very flat as if they're cutting into forms they fall on, try to make them follow the cross contours of forms they fall on

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    5:44 PM, Monday June 14th 2021

    Hello,

    I think you did great and can move on to next lesson,

    here's some things I noticed - not really mistakes more like missed opportunities to learn:

    • For arrows apply a bit of line weight on lines that are on top of other lines

    • for dissections yours are mostly with explict textures - try some more with implict ones (dark --> light gradient)

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    2:13 PM, Monday June 7th 2021

    Hello,

    Heres some thing that caught my eye:

    • Arrows: most look nice, a few have parts of shading on wrong sides, and some of them get smaller as they get closer to viewer (should get larger)

    • Contours: ellipses degrees do not shift/barely shift for contour curves ones

    • Dissections: some textures have some mistake (i.e. bricks do not wrap around the form), overall ok

    • organic intersections: not sure why both pages look nearly the same - were you using some sort of refence not trying to wrap forms from imagination?, other than that looks ok, though shadows could be larger and wrap around forms they fall on more

    Overall I think you're ready to move on to the next lesson, be sure to include the points I mentioned in your warmups.

    Good luck in your art journey!

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    12:36 PM, Wednesday June 2nd 2021

    Hello,

    Nice improvement over the year, your textures look awesome! Actually all exercises are done well not much to nitpick.

    Good luck in your art journey!

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