weijak

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    2:04 PM, Friday September 18th 2020

    My pleasure,

    Regarding the intersections, yes it definitely has to do with looking flat because you applied too much, but I'm glad te hear that you are trying to apply your new knowledge!

    Now, Don't feel afraid to make line, remember what Comfy says all the time, we are not here to make pretty pictures, we are here to learn, so what place better to give your best and learn from your mistakes? And on the same note, your mistakes will be the ones that teach the most, so don't avoid them, embrace them.

    One last thing, I've noticed you said that you went on to lesson 4, so I checked your sketchbook and it seems that you moved on without waiting for a critique on your lesson 3. Don't do this, I'm telling you for your best interests, what makes Draw a Box so good it's the fact that someone else gives you feedback so you don't drag your mistakes from previous lessons. Just think about what just happened, You are now using the advice I told you from lesson 2, on lesson 4. If you would've waited you would have gotten over that in lesson 3, and someone would tell you another thing that you could improve on in lesson 4. So yeah, be patient, don't try to rush learning!

    Good luck!

    1:18 PM, Thursday September 17th 2020

    Hey thanks a lot!

    I agree with you on the shading from my part, The cabbage was the first one I did and I kind of went overboard without thinkig.

    Also, I agree that I should take more time to thnk about my lanes.

    Again, Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

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    1:49 AM, Thursday September 17th 2020

    Hi SpookyPrayers,

    I've checked your submission,

    One quick thing before we start, I wanna point out that it's for your own convenience to make your lesson as presentable and friendly for the one reviewing. It's not that big of a deal to have your exercises in different order on the imgur album, but try to make it the easier way possible for the one reviewing. Plus, if it's better presented the chances on getting a faster review get a tiny bit higher.

    Now on to the actual review!

    Your organic arrows look pretty good, it's also great that you are applying line weight, though remember to do it confidently in a single stroke, they look kinda scratchy, and also that line weight is supposed to be subtle, so keep an eye on that.

    I really like your organic forms, though in some cases the contour lines look really flat.

    Now, Your texture exercises are good in the sense that it seems like you took your time to observer those textures. However, they are lacking on the execution. There is a great video in the lesson that I always recommend people to go back and watch it, it's the explicit vs. implicit one. What you are doing is that you are observing the texture and then drawing it all into the paper, this causes that you make a visual mess that it makes it hard to look at. You will see it in the video, but what I'm trying to say is that we are suposed to make as we draw everything there, and let the viewer fool itself, again, go and watch the video about this topic on the lesson.

    I like all the enthusiasm that you put into the form intersections exercises, but is having a problem with line weight. Line weight it's not an aesthetic choice in this course, it's a way of communication, in this case, to highlight what is on top of what. I'm telling you because in this exercise it looks like you applied line weight without really giving it too much thought, don't worry though, it's a really common mistake, so take it into account!

    I'm gonna mark this lesson as completed! Keep it up.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to lesson 3!

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    6:28 PM, Wednesday September 16th 2020

    My pleasure!

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    2:27 AM, Wednesday September 16th 2020

    Hi Poottotshrew,

    I´ve checked your submission,

    Okay, I wanna talked mainly about two things, your lines and reading the material.

    First of all. Yes, your lines are shakey and don´t look that confident. This is normal since you´ve just started this course. However, this doesn´t mean that you don´t have to strive for your best! Now, remember the golden rule for this course; Confidence>Accuracy. You have to always strive for confidence in your lines over anything else, accuracy comes with time and practice, so don't feel down if you miss your lines or overshoot them at the beginning. But, how do you apply confidence? The ghosting method. Confidence in your marks should come from you ghosting and repeating until you feel ready, take your time, don't try to rush learning.

    In your ellipses you can apply what I´ve just said, though another thing, go through your ellipses twice, not more so it doesn´t look messy, and not less so it looks confident.

    Secondly, Read all the material and watch all the videos that you find. Just think for a minute how this course has this huge amount of information for you to learn and to get better, for free, and you don´t take advantage of it. I don´t think I need to say anymore, if you want to really learn all of what DaB has to offer, go through all the material carefully, but it´s really your choice.

    I´m gonna mark this lesson as completed! Keep it up.

    Next Steps:

    Now comes the 250 Box Challenge, It's not that hard, just scary. This challenge it's all about two things: constancy and determination. Don't try to rush through the challenge, take your time and try to make the most of every box. Try to do it regularly, if you can daily, go for it! I started it out by doing 10 boxes a day (5 boxes it's my personal best amount for each page, though don't do more than 6) and when I got the hang of it I did 15, and then continued like that up to the end. Remember, slow and steady.

    Use all this boxs to practice your line confidence! Don't feel down if you don't do them perfectly at the beginning, if you learn from your mistakes and push through, you will improve.

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    12:11 AM, Tuesday September 15th 2020

    Hi Juice,

    I've checked your submission,

    Gonna start out by giving you an advice. Wait for a review before moving on to another lesson/challenge. What makes Draw a Box good it's the fact that you have other people to review your work and give you feedback, so you don't carry your mistakes as you move foward.

    Now, on to the actual review:

    It seems like you got the idea of the challenge, your boxes got better as you progressed. However, there is an area on which you could improve.

    Your line quality. Now, I've talked about this in the critique I just did tou your lesson 1. But, because you move from lesson 1 on to this challenge without waiting for a review, you kinda dragged that mistake on to your boxes. However, your lines do get better in this challenge, but they are lacking a little more confident, so ghost your lines, repeat them and make one confident stroke.

    I know it's hard to wait for a review for a long time, but you have to understand that the lesson it's just half of what you can learn, the other half comes from the feedback another person gives you. So be paitient

    I'm gonna mark this lesson as completed! Keep it up.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to lesson 2!

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    11:57 PM, Monday September 14th 2020

    Hi Juice,

    I've checked your submission,

    Wanna start out by your lines, they start out great, but as you progress through the lesson they get less and less confident. This is normal. As people get more into boxes, they put all their focus on them and forgot about line quality. Now, always remember: Confidence>Accuracy. You have to strive for confidence in your lines over anything else, accuracy will come with time and practice. But, how do you apply confidence? The ghosting method. Confidence in your lines should come from you ghosting and repeating until you feel ready, take your time for this, don't try to rush learning.

    The same exact principle can be applied for our ellipses, take more time ghosting them and focusing on confidence, you will see how they will get tighter and better over time. Also, only go through your ellipses twice, more than that makes them look messy.

    Your box related exercises are looking good, in exception of their line quality, but we have already talked about that.

    I'm gonna mark this lesson as completed! Keep it up.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to the 250 Box Challenge!

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    4:29 PM, Saturday September 12th 2020

    My pleasure!

    Regarding critique's, you just got more confident at it the most you do it.

    Good luck.

    4:27 PM, Saturday September 12th 2020

    My pleasure! good luck.

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    2:48 AM, Saturday September 12th 2020

    Hi Eggoodma,

    I've checked your submission,

    Okay, we have a lot to cover, so I'm gonna try to highlight what's more important to improve from every exercise.

    First of all I wanna talk about a common issue I see in yur lines all through this lesson, they are lacking confidence. Confidence>Accuracy: Drill this into your brain, you will use it for every line in this course (straight, organic, ellipses, etc.), you have to strive for confidence over anything else when making marks, accuracy comes with time and practice, so don't feel down if you don't hit all your lines or overshoot them. How do you apply confidence? The ghosting method. Confidence in your lines comes from you ghosting and repeating the motion until you feel ready to make a mark, take your time, don't rush learning.

    Now, your organic arrows. These are looking pretty good, it seems that you are experimenting with them and bending them, and that's great! I only have one issue, you are not applying line wieght to every arrow. Remember, line weight it's not an aesthetic choice, it's a tool of communication that we use.

    Remember to vary the wideness of your ellipses when doing organic forms. Another thing when you just put them contour lines, you are just wraping them in the edges of the form, then it looks like you are just connecting those parts with a mildly curved line. This is a very common mistake, so keep an eye on it.

    When seeing your textures exercises, It seems like it was made by two different people. One is communicating implicitly the textures with cast shadows, and the other is explicitly trying to put every single detail they see in a texture. Now, i'm gonna clarify, the first one is doing things right, we can see this in your carpet dissections. I always recommend to go watch again the implicit vs explicit content video on the lesson, It really explains how we are supposed to draw things to make the viewer fool himself into thinking there is everything.

    The main weakness of your form intersections exercise it's your line confident, but we have already talk about that.

    In your organic forms, remember that cast shadows describe the object in which the shadow is cast, and not describing the object that is casting the shadow.

    I'm gonna mark this lesson as completed! Keep it up.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to Lesson 3!

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