Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

9:49 AM, Thursday January 27th 2022

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Here's the Lesson 2 Exercise I've done. I actually find out that i struggle in Organic intersection even more than any other lesson, Even more than texture one. So Critique would be really appreciated in that section Thank you!

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6:23 PM, Thursday January 27th 2022

Hello I’ll be handling the critique for your lesson 2 homework.

-Starting with the organic arrows, these are drawn with a good deal of confidence which helps you to capture the fluidity with which they move through space, but there are areas where you can improve. First remember that the negative space between the zigzagging sections of the ribbon has to decrease as it moves further away, you can see it exemplified here. Secondly there are some cases where you don’t let your arrows overlap, take a look here, so don’t be afraid to have them overlap more on those twisting sections.

-Moving to the organic forms, always aim to have your sausages with equally sized ends, most of yours do and you only made this mistake on a few instances, but it is important to keep it in mind.

  • When it comes to the contour ellipses, you have done a good job fitting them snugly within the sausage, but it is very important that you keep working on the degree shifts, you are already moving in the right direction but there is still room for improvement.

  • Your contour curves are turning out nicely and they hook around the sausage as it should be, but take more time to think about how these curves wrap around the surface they are sitting on, here the degree shifts are not as distinguishable as they were on the contour ellipses. One thing that can help you is to draw fewer contours, remember that a few well placed curves can do a better job than many.

-On the texture analysis I can still clearly see the initial bar filled with ink, so make sure you integrate it more seamlessly to the gradient so you can achieve a smoother transitions from dense to sparse, overall you are off to a great start when it comes to texture.

-Moving to the dissections I can clearly see that you have focused on cast shadows rather than outlines and all of your marks look firm and purposeful, I just want to quickly show you this image which shows which shows that when we're working with thin line like textures if we outline and fill the shadow we will create a much more dynamic texture than simply drawing lines. .

-On the forms dissections I can see that you drew many dots, probably because you wanted your box's perspective to be as good as possible but this may have distracted you from the focus of this exercise. Another minor observation is that whenever you are drawing balls, try to add poles to it, if you don’t do this your ball will just read as a flat shape.

I can see that you are definitely thinking about the intersections and pushing yourself to understand how these forms relate to one another in the space they are sharing. This is a useful exercise to do in your warmups and is just meant to get you acquainted with how to think in 3D.

-Finishing with the organic dissections, I think that the main thing affecting your work is that you are adding each additional sausage as if you were just stamping it on top of the others, so try to change your approach and really push yourself to think how these sausages bend and sag under the force of gravity, try to think of them as balloons filled with water. For example, don't leave them floating in the air like this, as it leads to a lot of questions. You would also try to apply the same approach to the cast shadows, remember to keep a consistent light source. Drawing simple sausages definitely helped you here, but you can still push a bit further, so I’ll have you do some revisions

Next Steps:

-1 page of organic dissections.

I look forward to seeing your work good luck.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
9:03 PM, Thursday January 27th 2022

I just realized I wrote organic dissections but I meant organic intersections, so hopefully you did not get confused by that

9:18 AM, Friday January 28th 2022
edited at 11:28 AM, Jan 28th 2022

Hello Beck this is my resubmission for organic intersection. https://imgur.com/a/y6p1wxY Thank you for the critique!

edited at 11:28 AM, Jan 28th 2022
2:39 PM, Friday January 28th 2022

Okay, I think you need more time to get comfortable with this exercise. You are getting a sense for how to pile the sausages on top of each other, but you can still do a better job when it comes to the cast shadows, these are no different from the countour lines, that means that when you draw them you should also be mindful of how the surface they are falling on turns in space. Try drawing them perpendicularly to the sausage, most of them look like they are running parallel to it.

So keep all of these things in mind for your future attempts at this exercise, I'm pleased with your work so far so I'll mark this lesson as complete

Next Steps:

Lesson 3

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