Hi there, I'll be handling your box challenge critique.

Congratulations on completing the box challenge, it's definitely a lot more work than most people expect. Not only does it help deepen your understanding of important concepts but it shows your desire to learn as well. Be proud of what you've accomplished and that desire you've shown. That being said I'll try to keep this critique fairly brief so you can get working on the next steps as soon as possible.

Things you did well:

  • You're keeping your lines smooth and confidently drawn.

  • It's nice to see that you're planning your hatching lines and trying to keep them evenly spaced and tidy. Just try to have both ends of the line touching an edge of the form, you may also find it beneficial to hatch your lines so the'yre not parallel to the rest o the boxes lines to provide clarity.

  • It's nice to see that you're experimenting with orientations, proportions and rates of foreshortening. Experimenting is an important habit to build when learning any skill. It helps us form a more well rounded understanding of the concepts we're tackling so I hope you continue to demonstrate this habit in the future as well.

  • Overall your convergences are looking pretty consistent. Your boxes weren't bad to begin with but you've noticeably improved.

Things you can work on:

  • You tend to draw quit small, drawing larger helps us become comfortable working from our shoulder and allows us to see our mistakes more clearly.

  • I recommend trying to apply line weight in your future warm ups, most people need a bit of mileage with before they feel comfortable. Getting an early start will help you see better results sooner.

  • There's room to experiment with foreshortening more, you tend to keep your vanishing points fairly close to your boxes in most instances. Try moving them further away so that your lines would be closer to parallel and see how they react differently.

  • There are times when your lines converge in pairs or you attempt to keep your lines a bit too parallel which results in them diverging. This is an example of lines converging in pairs, and this shows the relation between each line in a set and their respective vanishing point. The inner pair of lines will be quite similar unless the box gets quite long and the outer pair can vary a lot depending on the location of the vanishing point. Move it further away and the lines become closer to parallel while moving it closer increases the rate of foreshortening.

The key things we want to remember from this exercise are that our lines should always converge as a set not in pairs, never diverge from the vanishing point and due to perspective they won't be completely parallel.

Overall while you did make a few mistakes your boxes are improving so far and with more mileage you'll continue to become more consistent. That being said I'll be marking your submission as complete and moving you on to lesson 2.

Keep practicing previous exercises and boxes as warm ups, and good luck.