Hi there, I'll be handling your box challenge critique.

Congratulations on completing the box challenge, it's definitely a lot more work than most people expect. Not only does it help deepen your understanding of important concepts but it shows your desire to learn as well. Be proud of what you've accomplished and that desire you've shown. That being said I'll try to keep this critique fairly brief so you can get working on the next steps as soon as possible.

Things you've done well:

  • By the end of the challenge your lines are looking consistently confident and tidily drawn.

  • Your hatching lines aren't rushed and instead show that you took the time to plan them which some people neglect to do.

  • While not a requirement of the challenge it's good to see you try to implement line weight, it takes a fair bit of mileage to be comfortable using but it's an incredibly helpful tool. Since it requires a lot of mileage to use comfortably it's good to start experimenting with it sooner rather than later so you can see it's benefits.

  • You're experimenting with proportions, orientations and rates of foreshortening which is great to see. Experimentation helps us understand new concepts better so I hope you'll continue to nurture this habit and display it more in the future as well.

  • Overall your lines are converging more consistently with fewer distorted boxes being caused by diverging lines.

Things you can work on:

  • While you've definitely improved, your lines tend to converge in pairs as shown here, this is a mistake we can work on. If you take a look at this example it shows how each line in a set relates to one another and their vanishing point. The inner pair of lines will be quite similar unless the box gets quite long and the outer pair can vary a lot depending on the location of the vanishing point. Move it further away and the lines become closer to parallel while moving it closer increases the rate of foreshortening.

The key things we want to remember from this exercise are that our lines should always converge as a set not in pairs, never diverge from the vanishing point and due to perspective they won't be completely parallel.

Overall while you did make some mistakes your work is looking pretty solid so far with noticeable improvement and with more mileage you'll continue this trend and become more consistent. I'll be marking your submission as complete and moving you on to lesson 2.

Keep practicing previous exercises as warm ups and good luck.