250 Box Challenge

3:02 AM, Thursday April 8th 2021

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9:07 PM, Thursday April 8th 2021

The main problem you seem to have is having lines from different sides go to the same place (Top lines and bottom lines converge slightly differently). I suggest you try visualizing the convergence point further away from the box. Pay more attention to how the other lines are drawn and what direction they point in. Don't make lines converge sooner than they should. I'm sorry I can't give more advice but I only recently did the 250 myself.

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3:26 AM, Friday April 9th 2021

Thank you, that makes sense. Initially, I tried to find out why some of my lines weren't converging at the right point but couldn't figure it out.

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2:15 PM, Friday April 9th 2021

Hi WhiteofNottheSea, I've checked your submission.

So, good job on completing the challenge, I can see a lot of progression through your work, your boxes got more confident and you start hitting more convergences. Though there is still room for improvement.

First off, I'm seeing that you are haveng trouble with the back corner, so try this method of construction next time you are warming up with some boxes.

On big thing that you are not consistently doing during the challenge is applying line weight on the silhouette of your boxes. Now, line weight is tool we have to clarify how our forms sit and relate to each other in 3d space, in this case, by highlighting the silhouette of our boxes we are showing to the viewer how that box is facing them. Here it is explained on the challenge page.

I'm noticing that in a lot of cases you are repeating lines to correct them, try to fight this urge- One on side, it just makes everything more messy, and also, you should learn to stick to your mistakes.

Lastly, one thing that you can do to guess more accurately the convergence of the lines you are putting down is taking into account the relationships between all the lines on a set of parallels. By seeing how other lines converge in relation to each other, you are guessing more accurately than just comparing it with one, check this diagram and don't worry if it doesn't make sense, it's a little confusing but it will click eventually.

Overall, you did a very good job on this challenge, so I'm gonna go ahead and mark it as completed! Keep it up.

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10:57 AM, Monday April 12th 2021

Hello, thank you for the time for writing my critique!

I would like to ask however, how would line weight be able play a role in drawing my back corner better? Most of the time, I've been following that tip in the Discord being "draw the back corner earlier".

Also, if I can ask again, will more on line weight be covered in the later lessons?

Again, thank you for your help and your response in advance!

12:19 PM, Monday April 12th 2021

Hi, I'm glad you found my critique useful!

Regarding line weight, yes, i will be covered in later lessons, especially on Uncomfy's videos where he tends to go on tangents on different topics, and one of them is usually line weight.

Also, line weight has no correlation with drawing the back corner better, that has to do more with how you construct your forms, while line weight has to do with how do you clarify those forms you've constructed.

I hope you find this answers useful!

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