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rodri_113

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    3:04 AM, Tuesday January 18th 2022

    Hi! Good job on completing lesson 2. I will review your submission.

    Arrows: Be more careful with the way the width of the arrows change. Sometimes it seems to be getting bigger but then it gets decreases again. Take your time with this excercise, and also be mindful of how you draw the arrowheads. A sloppy arrowhead can break the illusion of 3D-space. Your lines seem smooth for the flow of the arrows, so good job on that. Just remember to plan more carefully what you're doing. Pay attention to the turns.

    Organic forms.: The ellipses and contour lines you drew look pretty good. The contour lines are convincing and the majority of the ellipses are convincing. However, you could have changed the degree of the ellipses a little more. The change is almost unnoticable. Keep this in mind when you draw the ellipses.. Also, remember you are drawing sausage-like forms. I can see some peanuts and other sort of weird forms.

    Texture: You seem to be getting the right idea. I can see your intention is to draw the cast shadows, so good job on that. I will point out that you should draw the shadows completely. It seems like you were scribbling and didn't fill the shadows completely with black. Remember to take your time, there is no hurry. Think of the shadow that is being cast and fill it completely to create the illusion that there is a form there. Also, don't get sloppy when you work on the transition from dense to sparse. A lot of people get tired when drawing texture, so take a break if you need, but never scribble randomly.

    Dissections: You seem to be getting a good understanding on 3-D space. Your textures wrap pretty convincingly around the forms for the most part. There are some things I will point out. Once again, I will remind you make sure you fill your shadows completely when you work with textures. Also, you didn't do the transition from dense to sparse in the majority of the forms. In some of the dissections, you seem to be well aware of how you are drawing cast shadows (ginger, frog skin), but on others (like the basket), you seem to be forgetting this. Finally, remember to be intentional with what you're drawing. Don't get sloppy, never scribble randomly, and take breaks if you need to.

    Form intersections: Good job on keeping the size of your forms consistent. All the forms look like they're sitting on the same 3-D space. Also, good job on experimenting with the intersections. I will point out that the lines on your forms are looking woobly. Make sure you are ghosting your lines and doing warm up before you start working.

    Organic intersections: Good job on making the forms look like sausages. They look convincingly 3-D. You did a good job on dropping the sausage on top of others for most of them. For some of them, however, it looks like the sausage is randomly slapped on the biggest form, and some of the sausages are cut off. You pointed out this mistake on your notes, so be more mindfull of it. Also, be more carefull with the cast shadows of your organic forms.

    Overall, you seem to be grasping the way this excercises are supposed to be made. The main issue I notice is that you seem to be rushing and not being so mindfull of what you're doing. It's important that you correct this before you start with constructional drawing. So I will ask you to add some of this excercises to your warmups. I encourage you to do the 25-texture challenge. You don't need to do this before lesson 3. You can do a texture every now and then while you continue with drawabox.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to lesson 3.

    Include organic arrow excercises in warmups.

    Include organic forms on warmups.

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    11:05 PM, Sunday January 2nd 2022

    Really appreciate the feedback. I will definitely slow down and think more about how I draw the legs. Thanks a lot! By the way, do you think I can move on to lesson 5?

    7:39 PM, Friday December 17th 2021

    Good job. I think you're good to go. Your organic forms are better and so are your arrows. I will point out a couple things to consider so you can improve on these excercises when you do your warmups.

    • Work on your arrowheads. Make sure they don't break the flow. Imagine there's a third line flowing between the other two lines of the arrow. Use these to imagine where the tip of the arrowhead will be.

    • Work on the contour lines. Make sure they sell the illusion of being wrapped around the organic form.

    That's all. Keep practicing and you will keep improving.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to lesson 3.

    Add arrows excercise to warmups.

    Add organic forms with contour lines to warmups.

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    1:37 AM, Tuesday December 7th 2021

    Hi! Good job on completing the lesson. Here are the things I want to point out:

    Arrows: You have the right idea. However, I notice your lines wobble and don't follow a swift trajectory. This breaks the illusion that this is a flat form. Also the twists in the arrows look awkward sometines. I can see you get the idea of this excercise, so focus on making sure your lines are confident.

    Organic forms: Overall, you did well with the ellipses and the contour lines. However, the sasauge shapes don't look very solid and you elongated some of them quite a bit. They are supposed to be solid simple organic forms.

    Texture: You did well on these. I see you understood to draw cast shadows. For the dissection excercises, you could've done the transition from dark to light with your textures, and some of the textures don't seem like cast shadows and just look like lines you put down. Many people tend to get tired on this excercise and make this mistake. I also noticed on the scale texture that you didn't wrap the texture properly around the form, and the contour of the shape is flat. This makes it look like an imprint on the form insteaf of actual texture that is ocuppying space. Make sure you work on that. Also, I have to mention the same problem with the elongated forms.

    Form intersections: These look good. The forms look solid and their sizes are consistent. And good job on trying the intersections aspect of it.

    Organic Intersections: The forms look solid for the most part and you did a good job piling them together. The shadows also look pretty convincing. Just remember once again to avoid the mistakes I mentioned before with the sausage forms.

    Next Steps:

    I suggest you do the Arrows excercise and the Organic forms with contour lines excercise again. Make sure you watch/read the instructions for these excercise again and you do your warmups beforehand. Be patient and intentional with every line you draw and you will improve.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
    10:23 PM, Monday December 6th 2021

    Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the feedback. Yeah I have also noticed I mess up the leaves sometimes. I will definitely try to be more bold.

    4:38 PM, Tuesday October 26th 2021

    Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it. Yeah, honestly I did feel a little exhausted on the dissections and didn't do it too carefully. I will take your comments into considerantion.

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    6:02 PM, Saturday October 23rd 2021

    Good job on completing the lesson!

    For the superimposed lines excercise, there is some fraying at the end of the line, but I can tell you are using your whole arm and there isn't much wobbling. Keep being confident with your lines and the fraying will be less with practice.

    You did a good job on the ghosted lines and the ghosted planes excercise! Your lines are looking really confident. I could barely see any wobble. Keep using your whole arm.

    On the tables of ellipses excercise I do see quite a bit of wobble on the first page. I see that you improved on the second page, so just keep practicing this excercise for your warmups to further reduce wobbling. Remember to not hesitate, be confident, and draw through your ellipses. Confidence comes first and accuracy second.

    For the rough perspective excercise, your lines looked a little less confident, so just remember to take your time and execute each line with purpose. As for the perspective aspect of the excercise, missing the vanishing point is a common mistake when you get started, so don't worry about it.

    Most people mess up a lot on the organic perspective excercise (I did) , but yours honestly looks alright. However, make sure you don't skip the 250 box challenge, you will learn and improve a lot from it.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 box challenge

    Make sure you include the superimposed lines excercise and tables of ellipses excercise on your warmups

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    3:03 AM, Tuesday October 5th 2021

    Good job on completing the lesson! Here are the things I want to point out.

    Superimposed lines and Ghosted lines: Overall, good job on this excercise! The fraying on the end of the superimposed lines isn't too bad and the wobble isn't too severe. On the ghosted lines there is some wobble but I noticed your accuracy isn't too bad. Remember to keep using your whole arm and being confident.

    Tables of ellipses: Your eclipses are looking good! They look confident for the most part, and you did a good job on fitting the ellipses on the boxes and keeping them close to each other.

    Ellipses in planes: The main thing I want to point out is that you didn't make some of the ellipses touch the four sides of the plane like it is instructed in the homework. Because I personally believe you are getting the right idea on how to draw your ellipses , I don't think you should do this again. But when you do this excercise for warmups, make sure the ellipses touch the four sides of the plane.

    Rough perspective, Rotated boxes, and Organic perspective: The lines on the boxes on the rough perspective excercise wobble a little, so remember to take your time with each line you draw. There are quite a few mistakes with perspective on these excercises, especially with the boxes on the organic perspective. The majority of people make these mistakes on these excercises, so don't worry about it. Don't skip the 250 box challenge. You will improve a lot from it, and you will see the mistakes you were doing on the organic perspective excercise.

    Overall, good job! Make sure you do warmups and do the 250 box challenge.

    Next Steps:

    Do the 250 box challenge

    Make sure you add the ellipses in planes excercise to your warmups.

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    10:13 PM, Monday September 27th 2021

    Good job on completing the lesson.

    Here are the things I want to point out.

    Super-imposed lines and Ghosted lines: Your lines look confident for the most part. I can tell you are using your whole arm, so good job on that. There are some issues with accuracy so make sure you keep ghosting your lines before you execute them. This way you will improve.

    Ellipses in planes, tables of ellipses, funnels: There are a couple of issues with this exercise. The main thing i want to point out is that you didn't draw through your ellipses like it is instructed in the lesson. It is really important that you do this to build confidence and improve accuracy. I will also point out your ellipses aren't fit properly for the most part, and some of them aren't connected.

    Rough perspective, rotated boxes, organic perspective: The mistakes you did on these excercises are pretty much the same as most people when they reach this part of the lesson. I also noticed that you overshot your lines on the organic perspective excercises. If you include ghosted lines as warm-ups, this will improve. I also noticed some lines that looked like you were chicken scratching, so make your you correct this by using the ghosting method. Otherwise, this will become a bad habit.

    I hope I didn't sound too harsh. Also please follow the instructions for each excercise, and don't feel discouraged. With time and practice you will improve.

    Next Steps:

    I would personally advice you do the planes of ellipses excercise again. This time, make sure you draw through your ellipses 2-3 times like it is mentioned in the homework instructions.

    The other issues I pointed out will improve once you're done with lesson 1 and focus on the 250 box challenge and you do your warmups.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    9:29 PM, Thursday September 23rd 2021

    Good job on finishing lesson 1! Here are the things I want to point out from your submissions:

    Your superimosed lines tend to go off track. Make sure you add this excercise to your warmups. Being confident is key to improving on this aspect, and remember to use your whole arm.

    The wobble on your lines isn't too severe. There are some problems with accuracy on the planes excercise but overall you did a nice job.

    Your ellipses don't look too wobbly and you fit the majority of the ellipses properly on the boxes, just try working on drawing through your ellipses. Add the ellipses on planes excercises so you can practice both lines and ellipses.

    The issues in the organic perspective excercise are what you would expect to see in lesson 1, so don't worry too much about it. The major issue is that your lines diverge instead of converging into a vanishing point. Do the 250 boxes excercise and your previous mistakes will become clear.

    Good job! Keep doing your warmups and you will see results. Make sure you don't skip the 250 challenge. You will improve a lot from it.

    Next Steps:

    Do 250 box challenge.

    Add superimposed lines and ellipses on planes excercises to warmups.

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