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2:09 PM, Sunday April 3rd 2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to review my work. I chose to take my time and perform a real warmup this time and I definitely think it helped. Though I do still think I'm struggling a bit with understanding how exactly to get the flow lines down for the leaves especially when they twist and turn. Do you have any advice on how to practice it when they twist? I feel like I really lose the shape when trying to capture the leaf when it twists or is going further into the page.

10:54 PM, Sunday April 3rd 2022

Good job. Your construction is looking solid, and your lines are looking more confident. I think you can move on to lesson 4.

Just a couple of things I want to point out.

  • Pay attention to where you should add cast shadows. The stem of the mushroom should have some shadow cast on it.

  • When you draw detail, remember that you're drawing the cast shadows. For the mushroom it seemed like you focused to much on drawing the little forms.

As for how to capture the way leaves twist and go farther in space:

  • For the twist, the best advice I can come up with is to keep observing, and you could also rewatch the video for that assigment. I wish I could give you better advice, but I'm no expert in that subject. If you are struggling with imagining how the leaf goes farther or closer into space, you should practice doing more arrows. With time, you will develop a better spatial reasoning, and you will be able to imagine that your leaves are flowing trough an imaginary space.

Next Steps:

Move on to lesson 4.

Include arrows, leaves, and branches to your warmups.

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10:47 AM, Monday April 4th 2022

Awesome thanks so much for the critique and advice!

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