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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
8:34 PM, Thursday July 14th 2022

Hello! Practice doesn't matter much, it's more about how you approach the exercise. A few questions:

-Did you make sure you were drawing from your shoulder? Take a look at this website section + the video

-Are you rotating the page before drawing every single line towards your most comfortable position to draw? (If you are right handed this is normally when you can draw from bottom left towards the top right)

9:31 PM, Thursday July 14th 2022
edited at 9:32 PM, Jul 14th 2022

Yeah I have been drawing from my shoulder and rotating the page like you said. It might be because I'm drawing the boxes too small? I seem to find it easier when drawing them on a larger scale. Or maybe my desk isn't the correct distance away or something? I have no idea but I've reread the line drawing section and watched the tutorial multiple times and I'm doing everything it says to do but it still feels kind of random whether the line comes out straight or not. I'm not really sure what to do about it.

edited at 9:32 PM, Jul 14th 2022
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