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6:04 PM, Monday July 4th 2022

Hello! First of all try to always stick to what you are asked to do, if I say to do one more page just do one more page. Doing more won't change much as what we ask is about understanding, not about execution.

Now into the exercises you are drawing a bit more confidently, but in general you're still afraid of drawing lines confidently. Just like I said earlier it doesn't matter if the line misses the ending dot. Your first priority is to make the line straight and confident. Don't worry about accuracy until you can get that done.

Secondly you are repeating some lines again, make sure you don't repeat any line even if they go off. Like I said missing a line is a normal result and there's nothing wrong with it, so do your best not to repeat them.

So you're making good progress, but I want you to try to loosen up until you can get consistent confident lines regardless of accuracy so I'll ask you to do one more page of rough perspective. Try to draw faster as well as that helps with drawing lines more confidently. Good luck and keep up the good work!

Next Steps:

1 page of rough perspective

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10:12 PM, Thursday July 7th 2022
6:39 PM, Saturday July 9th 2022

Hello again! You're making progress but there are still a few important things you aren't approaching correctly:

-In general I think you are drawing the lines too fast, make sure you ghost each line calmly and at least 5-10 times so you can give your best on every single line.

-One of the reasons I think you are going too fast is that some of the lines fray on both ends. Whenever you start drawing a line you should calmly place your pen on the starting dot of your line so the lines can fray on only one end. Here's one example on your work

-And finally the main thing, which is that I think you still are prioritizing accuracy over confidence overall. There are a few cases on which you do draw a line straight and confident even if it's gonna miss the ending dot, like this one .

But in general you have a tendency to try to change the direction of the line when you realize that the line is going to be off, which you shouldn't be doing, such as here.

So overall like I said you're making progress, but I want to make sure you understand how to prioritize confident lines over accurate ones as it's suuuper important on the box challenge, so I'll ask you to do 2 more frames of rough perspective (2/3 of a page) and this time marking the level of each line after drawing every single line. It's explained here if you forgot. Remember that every single line that is wobbly (like the ones I marked of yours in red, is a level 0, because it is not confident).

That being said, don't forget to ghost 5-10 times each line minimum, to rotate the page to your most comfortable position after drawing every line, and to carefully place the pen at the starting dot at the beginning dot of the line so the lines can't fray on both ends. Good luck and keep up the good work, you're almost there!

Next Steps:

2/3 of a page of rough perspective with levels of lines marked as explained

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
5:30 PM, Wednesday July 13th 2022
edited at 5:31 PM, Jul 13th 2022

Hey, thanks once more for all the feedback. There must be something I'm still doing wrong because I can't seem to draw the lines straight at all. Even after carefully ghosting up to 20 times and drawing as quickly as I can it still comes out all wobbly. I found it a lot harder to get a straight line when placing the pen on the starting dot before drawing but I know this is important to not end up with two frayed ends. I'll keep practicing but it just feels a lot like I'm still missing something and like I'm getting worse although maybe this is all in my imagination.

Thank you again

edited at 5:31 PM, Jul 13th 2022
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