11:48 AM, Wednesday August 10th 2022
Congratulations on getting through the box challenge!
Now on to the critique:
Overall the lines on your boxes look really well drawn! The only few instances I saw your lines curve slightly were in the cases like box no. 200 where it's barely showing. Considering the quality of your lines in most of the cases though I'd remind you to just take time to draw each line as carefully. When it comes to hatching, few things I'd like to point out is that: 1) The lines should be kept within the bounds of the plane. You should try to keep overshooting to minimum. Starting the lines outside the bonds of the plane is also something to be avoided. I saw this in box no. 95 for example. 2) The hatching lines should also be parallel to each other. For example in the box no. 61 the hatching seems distracting. You have done a really good job with hatching in the box no.1 though.
The perspective in your boxes seems to have steadily improved over the challenge. in the beginning I saw some diverging in your lines but later on your boxes seem to be converging. By converging I mean boxes like no. 27 where the downward pointing lines are diverging. Later on I see singular lines that are diverging like in the box no. 173 the left-most blue line.The rest of the box seems to be converging correctly though. A way to combat this is thinking about the relationships between the lines and constructing the box based on that. I think this is well demonstrated in ScyllaStew's video for the challenge where she plots everything down before drawing any planes. Another place where thinking about the relationships between all the lines would benefit the construction would be cases like box no. 185 where the blue lines are converging but they are converging at two separate points. Instead you should try and keep in mind that all the four blue lines should meet at one point and how that affects all the lines. A way to help you think about the relationships could be changing the order in which you draw your boxes.
Parallel lines is also a mistake you should try to avoid. In the box no. 204 you have drawn converging lines well on two sides but the blue lines seem to be be parallel to each other. Also, despite two lines being close to together thus becoming more and more parallel with each other they should still be converging. For instance, in the box no. 215 the two blue lines close to each other seem to be parallel with each other. I saw this in some other boxes as well so try to avoid it when moving on. In the box no. 220 you don't have this problem.
In the future I'd like you to keep in mind the things I pointed out when doing warm-ups. Overall though you have done an amazing job with the challenge! You can also take look at the advanced box exercises and start practicing them.
I'll go ahead and mark this lesson complete. Great job!
Move on to lesson 2