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    5:52 PM, Thursday September 3rd 2020

    For the first plant, how then should I have made the drawing clearer without using the negative space? I agree that it was incorrect to use it, but it helped to mask the leaves that have been overlapped by the ones in front. Should I have just not drawn them? Because you mentioned that I should still draw objects that exist in the 3D space, even if they are not visible. I assume I overdone it?

    3:21 PM, Thursday September 3rd 2020

    The additional drawings:

    1. For the first plant, do you think I properly used the negative space to clarify the shapes? Also, for the leaves that have other leaves in the background, should I just texture the front ones to avoid the mess?

    2. For the second plant, how should I have better depicted the texture of the coffee cherries? They seem to have a quite smooth surface, so I left them untextured.

    Overall, would it be correct to say that the area I should improve is texturing? I feel pretty confident about the 3D construction compared to the texturing. Maybe my next step after this should be the 25 texture challenge?

    Thank your response!

    10:52 AM, Tuesday June 16th 2020

    Thank you very much for the feedback! The contour curves on the organic forms were indeed too flat.

    A page of organic forms with contour lines.. For the figure 1 I have attempted to make the shape look like it's bending.

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    8:41 AM, Sunday May 24th 2020

    It's fine for some of the boxes to have a very low convergence, however it's never the case that they are completely parallel. It's up to you to experiment with different scales of foreshortening: sometimes you would want to draw objects that are really far away or are really big and close to the viewer.

    No need to redo your current challenge, it's a part of the learning process.

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    8:28 AM, Sunday May 24th 2020


    Boxes' edges are mostly parallel to the horizontal and vertical lines, which is good, however your convergence lines should be stopping once they reach the horizontal line, without extending above it. It doesn't matter if they hit the convergence point or not, the goal of this exercise is to see how accurate your estimation was.

    I would recommend doing one more page of plotted perspective.

    8:16 AM, Sunday May 24th 2020


    Well done, I can see the improvement! I would recommend proceeding with 250 box challenge.

    Take note that I'm not an official marker for you to receive a badge of lesson 1, so you might want to join discord chat to ask people for additional feedback.

    Next Steps:

    250 Box challenge

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    3:46 PM, Tuesday May 19th 2020


    Overall I would say you did okay, I really liked your ellipses, however you do need to improve on drawing straight lines and attempt to use foreshortening. . For the organic perspective exercise, most of the lines are going parallel or even diverging out. I would say have one more attempt and then move on to 250 box challenge.

    Next Steps:

    2 filled pages of the Organic Box exercise.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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