Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

6:44 PM, Saturday September 19th 2020

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Another lesson down. Let me know what you think.

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7:42 PM, Saturday September 19th 2020

seems like you got the jist. good work.

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lesson 4

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2:13 AM, Tuesday September 22nd 2020

Hi Madwood, thanks for taking the time to critique my work. As much as I'd like to accept your reply and move on to the next lesson as quickly as I can, I need a few pointers as to what I could be doing better and what I should aim for. So... I can't. Thanks again for checking my stuff out though.

3:35 PM, Tuesday September 22nd 2020

Please keep in mind that feedback that is not specific, and that only speaks in vague generalities, while certainly well meaning and appreciated, are not helpful. In fact, when a student receives feedback from someone, their submission is marked as having been critiqued - meaning their changes of getting any more feedback (without that critique being marked as unhelpful) is severely reduced.

If you don't have the time to dig into a full critique (which would certainly be understandable), then it is best to leave it to someone else instead.

1:20 AM, Wednesday September 23rd 2020

Yep my bad. I see the importance of good feedback now. Its taken me a few lessons for it to sink in.

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1:48 AM, Wednesday September 23rd 2020

Okeydoke. Here's my two cents.

  • Your leaf forms are great for the most part

  • Be careful with the leaf's contour lines so as not to undermine your initial form. If the contour doesn't add anything useful, don't draw it.

  • Arrows are spot on and give a real sense of depth and gesture.

  • Make sure to work additively with leaves so you can bring out their silhouettes with more impact.

  • Your 'plants outside my house' section seemed to be a little lazy with form and contours. But then again, drawing from life is far more difficult than drawing from a 2D reference image. Also be sure to take advantage of line weight and cast shadows a little more to help clarify sections with lots of lines.

  • Don't be too repetitive with silhouette lines. This may detract from a drawing's natural feel.

  • Your page with the Sunflower is looking great.

I can tell you have improved during this lesson. I found that, for me, the next couple of lessons really solidified the techniques introduced here and so I think you will benefit greatly from moving on.

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Moving on will really help to amplify the methods learned here. I believe you are more than prepared to advance.

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11:00 AM, Sunday September 27th 2020

Hi again Madwood, thank you so much for going back and giving me a full critique! This really helps me out.

Yeah I wasn't feeling the Plants Outside My House section either, but I figured getting it done was better than not at all. Trying to process all the detail got kind of overwhelming.

I'll do my best to work on my additive construction, contour lines, silhouette lines, and line weights.

11:01 PM, Sunday September 27th 2020

no problem mate :) you definitely have more good than not so just keep chipping away at it and you will find success. All the best!

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