Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

10:09 AM, Tuesday July 26th 2022

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Please sir/ma some images are turned upside down, ????

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3:16 AM, Friday July 29th 2022
edited at 3:23 AM, Jul 29th 2022

Hi TempestNow! Hope you're doing well.

Organic Arrows

  • Your arrows are smooth & they're compressing & expanding as they move away & tworads the viewer.

  • Good work on drawing through these arrows.

  • I see you've applied lineweight on some of the arrows but not on others, please do the lineweight on the overlapping parts to show what's on front & close to the viewer. It also help us identify if you've done the shading as inteded or not.

Leaves

  • For most part your leaves are following their flow line. I would suggest you to join the the curves on folding leaves like you do with the arrows to complete them.

  • I don't see many leaves where you tried to break their silhouette. It can be hard to imagine them if you haven't draw much leaves, so use references whenever possible to observe different silhouette of the leaves.

  • For the overlapping leaves, it would be better if you can have the flow line inside the leaves(they can act like veins) & avoid having part of it foalting outside. You have done so in some of the leaves, so observe them & see how you can achieve that in other folding leaves. Connecting the curves will help solve this to some extent.

Branches

  • Sometimes the ellipses here are not perpendicular to their minor axis(along with not cutting the ellipses in half), see https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/5/minoraxis. Ghost multiple time before placing the mark for them, if they're not placed well they can break the construction(here the branches) instantly.

  • i see that you've having trouble with the curved branches, I recommend placing an ellipse at the peak of the curves(& perpendicular to it), it would help you place the edges of branch easily.

  • Nice work on gradually changing the degree of the ellipse.

Plants Drawings

  • Your Hibiscus is well constructed & within it's bounded ellipse. Good work in the lineweight here, it's highlighting the overlaps of the petals.

  • Nice work on the textures of the mushroom.

    • Degree/Width of the ellipse on the middle should be in between the width of the ellipses on top & bottom. Meaning it should have more width. So keep the change in degree/width of ellipses in mind.
  • In the potato plant, good job on drawing through your forms & flow line for each of those leaves.

    • One thing I'd like to point out, when you're putting details over only some of the leaves, it's better to lead the eye to the focal point(where you want the viewer to look). Right now, it's not as bad but it does feel like half of the leaves have detail while others don't(there is a drastic change), try to make a gradual change in detail(you've done but not as much as you could've). This also applies to your cactus.
  • You're doing the constructions in page 3 & 4 using the basic shapes. Don't be afraid to use a flow line for big shapes(other than leaves, branches, petals) as well, if you feel like egg plant could use a consistent flow, then use it.

  • In your 3rd plant drawing, it's nice that you were thinking of the basic forms but I think you missed the point about the petals from the demos. It would be better you had drawn each petal to it's bottom core to feel the flow rather than just drawing it's top. Which I see that you've done in bottom(of the page, actually it's top of the plant) two flowers, which is great.

    • Don't be afraid to follow each constructional steps even if it makes your drawing messy or complex. Just focus on one petal at a time & you should be fine.

Overall

You making some great progress on these constructions. You do need to work on silhouette & gradation for your focal point, keep them in mind along with following each constructional step when doing future lessons.

Next Steps:

Lesson 4

Be sure to do leaves, petal, branches in your warm ups as well.

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edited at 3:23 AM, Jul 29th 2022
4:21 PM, Friday July 29th 2022

Alright sir ????, thank you so much

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