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10:37 PM, Friday February 23rd 2024

Hi,

My name is Rob and I'm a teaching assistant with Drawabox who will be handling your lesson one critique. Unfortunately, the imgur album you linked only has 8 pages of homework in it and I need the full lesson one submission in order to do the critique. I'm guessing it's finished but the upload messed up while using imgur as that has happened to me before. Can you please create another imgur album with the full lesson one submission https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/4/homework https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/5/homework https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/11/homework

Thanks,

Rob

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Hi,

My name is Rob and I'm a teaching assistant with Drawabox who will be handling your lesson one critique. Unfortunately, the imgur album you linked only has 8 pages of homework in it and I need the full lesson one submission in order to do the critique. I'm guessing it's finished but the upload messed up while using imgur as that has happened to me before. Can you please create another imgur album with the full lesson one submission https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/4/homework https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/5/homework https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/11/homework

Thanks,

Rob

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
8:35 PM, Tuesday February 27th 2024

Hey Rob

Sorry, should have checked the link before submitting. Seems some of the original files were a bit to big.

Here is the new link:

https://imgur.com/a/2QM2M2x

Greetings,

Stefan

11:24 PM, Tuesday February 27th 2024

Hello and congrats on completing lesson one. My name is Rob and I'm a teaching assistant for Drawabox who will be handling your lesson one critique. Starting with your superimposed lines these are off to a fine start. You are keeping a clearly defined starting point with all of your wavering at the opposite end. Your ghosted lines and planes turned out well. You are using the ghosting method to good effect to get confident linework with a pretty decent deal of accuracy that will get better and better with practice.

Your tables of ellipses are coming along well. You are doing a good job drawing through your ellipses and focusing on a consistent smooth ellipse shape. This is carried over nicely into your ellipses in planes although you are deforming some of your ellipses at times. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/deformed You are compromising your overall ellipse shape by adjusting for accuracy midstroke. Try and rely a bit more on the muscle memory of the motion you build up while ghosting and almost make your mark without thinking. This will be less accurate at first. Although accuracy is our end goal it can't really be forced and tends to come through mileage and consistent practice more than anything. Your ellipses in funnels are having the same issues and you are also tilting your ellipses off the minor axis at times. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/18/notaligned This is something you should always consider when drawing your ellipses. Your ellipses are off to a good start but there is room for improvement when it comes to your ellipses both in terms of overall consistency of shape and smoothness so make sure you keep practicing these in your warmups as they can take a while to get used to.

The plotted perspective looks great, nothing to mention here. Your rough perspective exercises turned out pretty well. You are getting a mix of confident linework here along with some wobble creeping back into some of your lines. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/14/wobblinglines This is probably happening because you are more concerned with accuracy now that you are constructing boxes and you are slowing down your stroke to compensate. That hesitation because of your concern for accuracy while making your mark is what is reintroducing the wobble into your lines. Try and rely a bit more on the muscle memory you build up while ghosting your mark and almost make your mark without thinking. This will be less accurate at first but will give you consistently smooth and confident linework which is our first priority. Accuracy will come with mileage and can't really be forced. You are doing a good job extending the lines back on your boxes to check your work. As you can see some of your perspective estimations were quite off but that will become more intuitive with practice. One thing that can help you a bit when doing a one point perspective exercise like this is to realize that all of your horizontal lines should be parallel to the horizon line and all of your verticals should be perpendicular(straight up and down in this case) to the horizon line. This will help you avoid some of the slanting lines you have in your constructions.

Your rotated box exercise turned out pretty well. While you drew this at a decent size one thing that would have helped you here would have been to just draw this a bit bigger overall. Drawing bigger really helps when dealing with complex spatial problems. You also did a good job drawing through your boxes and keeping your gaps narrow and consistent. While the rotations here aren't perfect this was a good effort overall. The more you draw and develop your spatial thinking ability the easier these rotations are to handle.This is a great exercise to come back to after a few lessons to see how much your spatial thinking ability has improved. Your organic perspective exercises are looking pretty good. You seem to be getting comfortable using the ghosting method and drawing from your shoulder for confident linework for the most part. I'm still seeing a tad bit of wobble which tells me you are still slowing down your stroke for accuracy. Remember to fully commit to your marks and it's okay if your line is slightly off as our current priority is a confident smooth line. Your box constructions are solid for the most part and I can see you are developing a sense for how box lines converge to vps. There are still a few wonky convergences here and there so the 250 box challenge will be a great next step for you.

Overall this was a solid submission that showed a good deal of growth. Your line confidence improved quite a bit as you worked through these exercises. The ellipses were definitely the weaker area of this submission so keep practicing those during your warmups. Otherwise, I think you are understanding most of the concepts these lessons are trying to convey quite well. I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with the 250 box challenge. Keep up the good work!

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