250 Box Challenge

5:02 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020

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Finally done this! Took me about a month to go through it all. I apologise the correction system may be a tad confusing, it becomes a consistent 'brighter colour = correction' about halfway through. You may find that some of the corrections don't make sense, and honestly I was scratching my head at many of these. I apologise also if any images are not great quality, I did retake some but my camera is a huge bastard. Critiques all welcome!

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6:15 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020


Good job on completing the challenge!

Perspective : Honestly your start was good (in term of perspective, and going towards the same vanishing points), and around box 40-50 you jumped on another level. From then on you simply made the good boxes more and more consistent

Lines : I can see your weight lines curving from the beginning to the end, like you were adding the line and realized you were of track and curved it to hit the mark. Instead, the make sexy weight lines, I encourage you to also use the ghosting method. Every mark you put on the paper should be ghosted. Also, you did great putting hatching lines because at first you had trouble making them strait and parallel, but as the time went on you were more precise on the direction. The next step would be to make them start and finish on the edges of the face you put them into (but the direction and the smoothness of the line is the priority, never sacrifice that). Don't forget to ghost them!!!!! (I see this as a recurrent weakness from your previous lesson).

Points : I see you put a lot of points on the paper. As long as it's not vanishing points, it's completely all right. But as you continue forward, it might be an interesting idea to let your mind do more of the heavy lifting and visualize the points and lines instead of marking them. It's not easy, but that's the point! That way you train yourself at visualizing the forms and visualization is a useful skill for visual arts.

Continue making boxes in your warm ups as you continue!

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9:18 PM, Thursday July 16th 2020

Thank you for your feedback! You've totally caught me that impatience is my biggest downfall. When it comes to individual lines, I'll ghost for perhaps less than a second and convince my brain like 'yeah, that will do'. My biggest challenge through this was consistently doing straight lines, gradually I managed to wake up my shoulder muscles but the key ingredient that I only figured out until perhaps the 200 mark was simply patience, taking time to ghost just a little bit more. I'll keep an eye on the constellation of marks I make as well, I don't mark the vanishing points as I feel that is too cheeky but I do mark my estimated intersections quite a bunch until I feel confident about it. I think that trying to use solely my Big Brain to figure them out will be an useful challenge! I look forward to creating many more sexy lines.

1:55 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

Hahaha you seem to have a similar personality to mine. I need to work on my patience too ;).

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