250 Box Challenge
2:44 PM, Friday May 22nd 2020
After I scanned them all I notice most of my blue pencil guides didn't show up very well =(
Great job on completing the box challenge! I can see improvement both on your lines and your convergences.
I've a few things to point out so you can keep improving in your boxes:
-Hatching looks a bit rushed at times. Remember to take your time with each line, don't rush them.
-About lineweight, with one line is enough, keep your lineweight subtle.
-For the inner corner placement, you've improved a lot, you still have issues with it, which is completely normal. I made this demo to show another method to approach drawing boxes. Instead of completing first the outline of the box, you draw the inner corner before, as it's shown, in the fourth step. This helped me in figuring out the inner corner issue and hopefully it helps to you too.
This works because of this. Thinking about the relationships between lines will lead to better boxes. Drawing the boxes in that order will help you think about this when drawing the lines more, which is why it usually leads to better convergences.
-A thing to keep in mind as well is that you aren't drawing many shallow foreshortening boxes, keep in mind you should practice those as well, so focus on them when working on your warmups.
And lastly I recommend trying to vary more your boxes, with different boxes and rotations, by varying your initial Y.
Congratulations on finishing lesson the box challenge! Your next step is lesson 2
As I marked this as complete, you are now qualified to critique lesson 1 and box challenge submissions.
-Doing critiques is a way of learning and solidifying concepts. I can atest to that after having done hundreds of critiques. There are a lot of concepts that I did not understand, and thanks to critiquing I started understanding them. Which made me learn a lot more through the course.
-Another thing is that as the number of current submissions is super high, if you critique some critiques, those would be less critiques I'd have to critique before reaching your next submissions, so you'd get your critiques faster.
It's totally optional of course, I won't force anyone to give critiques. But me and the other people who are critiquing would be super grateful if you gave it a shot.
Good luck on lesson 2, and keep up the good work!
NOTE: here's a quick guide on critiquing lesson 1 submissions.
There are a few people that feel hesitant to critique because they feel they aren't ready to it so hopefully it'll help you in case you are one of those people.