Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction
2:03 AM, Friday September 30th 2022
Hello!!! Thank you very much for taking the time to see my practices. If you have advice for me let me know. :)
Hey there! I will be looking over your homework today ^^ Congrats on making it through the second Lesson.
I will be mentioning what I think you did well first, before heading over to where I think you can improve!
I also noticed that English isn't your first Language, since your Texture Assignment is written in Spanish, I believe. If there's anything you don't understand feel free to ask away and I'll do my best to answer more simple :>
Arrows Your arrows are very smooth and flow nicely through space. I think in general you understand how the planes of each side twist and turn. Only thing I want to mention is to keep an eye on how the arrow slowly gets smaller the further it goes into the distance. Remember to make it smaller gradually, so it looks like distance and not the actual arrow getting smaller.
Organic Forms Your sausage forms look good in general. The ellipses and contour lines are fitting as well. It's good you're drawing through all of your ellipses two times and stick to the boundaries given by the sausage form. They also turn in space, good job! I noticed some of your sausages tend to diverge from the intended form. Remember that we're drawing a tube, connected by two spheres, basically. So there shouldn't be any widening in the middle or long ends. You can see what I mean in Uncomfortable's post here as well: https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/5/simplesausage
Texture I think you did really well on this assignment. You stick to the cast shadows and with drawing forms rather than lines. That's really perfect! I don't think I have anything more to say here. The gradient you drew looks really well, too, going from dark to light smoothly. This is a difficult assignment, both in the Analysis and the Dissection so good job!! You can pat yourself on the back definitely.
Construction Your Form Intersections look good. The most important part is to make all the forms look like they are in the same space, which you achieved! Your lines look smooth and confident as well. I can see a bit of arching and wobbling there, so remember to ghost each line properly before drawing it. About the actual intersection part, I admit I have a lot of difficulties with it as well. It's not too important at this point in the course so don't worry about it too much. If you're curious about it, I found a First Aid Kit on the Draw A Box Discord Server. https://imgur.com/a/6Inx5Bz I think you did well, though :>
For the Organic Intersection the sausages in itself look good. They interact well and you can feel the weight of them. However, your cast shadows seem to follow the original shape, instead of following the shape they're falling onto. To illustrate and explain a bit better, I drew over one of your assignments a bit: https://imgur.com/a/5tAibKv I hope it helps!
So this is it with the actual feedback. Now, I checked out your profile and noticed that you have already done and submitted the homework for Lesson 3 and 4 as well. This isn't really the intention of Draw a Box. It is best advised to do complete one Lesson and wait till you receive feedback. Now, I know that it can take ages till someone answers and you want to continue and learn more. I'm not any different there. That's why I thought I'd mention that there's a Draw a Box Discord Server. If you haven't gotten a reply to your homework yet, you can go to the respective channel and after writing 5 Reviews yourself (like I'm doing now) you can ask to put on the list and someone will definitely come around and comment.
It's essential to receive your feedback because you will not know where to improve on and what to keep an eye on moving forward. Draw a Box builds on itself and continuing with the course without having a solid grasp of the taught foundation yet, won't be helpful at all.
In addition, I'm not sure whether you just didn't post it or haven't done it at all, but Lesson 1, however simple it may be, is still an important part of the course and I advise to do it, too.
I hope my feedback was helpful to you and that you can understand it well. If you have any questions please do answer here and I'll do my best to answer them.
Before you continue I'd like you to do another page of the Organic Intersections, though. Keep in mind the cast shadows! Don't forget to answer to this with another link to your revision ^^
Wishing you the best!!
1 Page of Organic Intersections
keep an eye on the cast shadows. If you're unsure, you can look at already completed Homeworks by other students.
Hello, thank you very much for answering. I understood a lot with your comment. I thought that I should only upload the task. I thought that the criticism was not really necessary so I never took it into account. Lesson 1 is complete but I didn't know that I should upload it. Do you think I should do it again and upload it? I also have another question. Should I do lessons 2,3,4 and 5 again? I feel that your criticism has helped me to improve things that I did not know, I also feel that I did not take advantage of the lessons and that I should do them again before going to 6 .....
It would be great if you could resolve this question, thank you very much for your time. I hope you are very well.
postscript: I don't speak English natively, so almost everything here is done with the help of the translator. Sorry for the grammatical mistakes :)
Right from when students hit the 50% rule early on in Lesson 0, they ask the same question - "What am I supposed to draw?"
It's not magic. We're made to think that when someone just whips off interesting things to draw, that they're gifted in a way that we are not. The problem isn't that we don't have ideas - it's that the ideas we have are so vague, they feel like nothing at all. In this course, we're going to look at how we can explore, pursue, and develop those fuzzy notions into something more concrete.