250 Box Challenge

3:54 PM, Tuesday August 4th 2020

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Hi there,

I forgot to post my 250 boxes challenge drawings and proceeded to Lesson 2, lol.

Please critique my 250 boxes challenge attempt. Back then, I did the challenge in 3 weeks, trying to draw 12-24 boxes a day. Please let me know if there are rooms for improvements.

Thanks for your attention!

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4:13 PM, Wednesday August 5th 2020

Hello and congrats on completing the challenge. I'd like to start by going over what I would be consider the weak point of this submission and that is your line quality. You're striking a weird mix of well done ghosted and confident lines and then others with a significant amount of wobble. I see that you are putting down points for your lines which leads me to believe that you are ghosting all of these still. So the problems might be that you are either not ghosting enough or that you have reverted to drawing from your wrist for these shorter lines. Either way your line quality is suffering as a result and is probably the number one thing I would tell you to work on after looking this over.

So all that said your box constructions are very good for the most part. Please take a look at this graphic. https://i.imgur.com/8PqQLE0.png You've extended your lines correctly on all of your boxes and I think you are already well on your way to the point where you are conciously thinking of the vanshing points when constructing your boxes. Your convergences aren't always 100% percent correct but you are at the point where you are so close that it's not really mattering that much and almost all of the boxes you draw appear structural and solid. Improvement on this end is going to be much slower at this point. I was noticing a bit of a tendency to focus on drawing boxes with more dramatic foreshortening so you might be to work on boxes with less foreshortening for a bit more of a challenge for yourself. You could also try constructing boxes without using the Y method and working on boxes that are more specifically in 1 pt or 2 pt perpsective.

Overall, this was a great submission and your boxes are looking very good outside of the occasionally wobbly linework. I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with lesson 2. Keep up the good work!

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
2:14 PM, Thursday August 6th 2020

Hello, thanks for the great critique!

You're right, I'm still struggling with my linework, even after practicing my ghosting method for past two months. I do sports occasionally and maybe it has something to do with my shoulder. Anyway, I'll keep doing the ghosting method because it proved to improve my linework.

As for those vanishing points, I actually made a few copies with the same Y methods and tried to improve how lines converge.

Thanks again for the kind critique on my 250 box challenge!

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