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1:35 AM, Sunday September 25th 2022

Hi Chanshizukamoe! I'll be reviewing your homework:

Ok, so first: your line is really, really wobbly. You have to take the time to ghost and draw from your should on every single line. In time, it will become second nature to do it, but right now you have to take that time and make the effort consciously.

I can see that you tried various points of view, and that's great, but you rushed the whole job: most of the time you can't make more than two sets of lines converge towards one point; and given the fact that, on a lot of corrections, you drew the correction lines in the opposite direction, it makes me think that you haven't fully grasped the idea of convergence; or that you really just went as quick as you could.

Adding to the last point, your correction lines should be made with a ruler, always in the direction that your set of lines is converging. We need precision when correcting, and doing those lines freehand just adds to the confusion.

Take care of your upload as well, there's a photo that's really dark and an unrelated one included in the submission.

From box 180 or so, you starting to show some improvement; but your lines still diverged sometimes instead of converging, the line still was wobbly, and you also started to make really similar boxes on every ocassion. So much so, that the last 50 boxes were almost identical on their point of view.

I think you should redo this challenge, taking all of these points into consideration. Go back to the challenge page, see the demos again, read the instructions, and go back to them every time you feel insecure or have doubts about what you're doing. Follow the steps to the letter. If you have too much trouble in the middle of the challenge, remember that you can ask for help on Discord, the community is really good and helpful.

Now, the most important thing: Take your time. It took me two months to finish this challenge; you take whatever you feel it's necessary to make it right. I usually worked 5 boxes a day, 10 at most, because otherwise I would feel really exhausted and just make a mess. Take your time. Make sure that you are putting the effort and doing those boxes the best you can. If you feel exhausted in the middle of a page, hell, in the middle of a box: stop, come back to it later.

Most of the challenge here isn't really physical (the act of drawing the boxes), it's mental: to think about how your lines are converging, to think how they're affected when you modify the Y or change the point of view. To make sure that all your lines on a given set are converging towards the same point. To think about how the convergence of your lines will alter the degree of foreshortening. And finally, when you make your correction lines (once the whole page is finished), think about the corrections you just made. What were your mistakes on that particular set of boxes; what you have to correct. What angles and points of view you haven't tried, are you repeating the same box or are you changing your POV? That kind of thing.

And of course, all of the above is exhausting, so take your time. There's no rush at all.

That's it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Good luck!

Next Steps:

  • Do the 250 Box Challenge again, reading the demos again and every time it's necessary; take into consideration the critiques made here.

  • Take your time with it.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
7:44 AM, Monday January 16th 2023

I sure took my time this time, but I kinda just did this just to do it. https://imgur.com/a/CyPV8Vu

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8:09 PM, Friday September 23rd 2022


you've successfully completed 250 boxes, congratulations.

Now, to improve you should step back and look at a few things.

  • markmaking

  • 3D Perspective

Next Steps:

Revisit the markmaking lesson and watch the explanation video and read the explanation text.

Try to find out why your lines aren't as straight as you could draw them. Are you drawing from your shoulder and not the wrist? Exercise by completing a fitting homework again like "superimposed lines".

Revisit the explanation for the perspective lessons and homework.

You haven't quite understood how perspective works yet. Redoing the "Plotted Perspective" (I think it was called this) where you draw boxes with a ruler is a very good idea.

It will help you understand 3D space better.

As of now your lines of the boxes do not converge when they should.



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