6:21 AM, Friday August 6th 2021
Hi there, I'll be handling your box challenge critique.
Congratulations on completing the box challenge, it's definitely a lot more work than most people expect. Not only does it help deepen your understanding of important concepts but it shows your desire to learn as well. Be proud of what you've accomplished and that desire you've shown. That being said I'll try to keep this critique fairly brief so you can get working on the next steps as soon as possible.
Things you've done well:
Your lines are looking really confident and smoothly drawn by the end of the challenge.
You're taking the time to plan your ghosting lines and space them evenly rather than just rushing them on to the form, some people rush and it ends up creating a mess.
It appears like you're trying to implement line weight which is I'm happy to see. It takes a lot of mileage to become comfortable using it but it's an incredibly helpful tool once you've gained that comfort. Your applications do get a little heavy handed at times which I assume may be you trying to cover up mistakes, I'll just remind you that we don't want to redraw lines if we make a mistake it just creates a mess. Mistakes are also how we learn by seeing what they affect.
Good work experimenting with proportions, orientations and rates of foreshortening. Experimentation is important as it helps us deepen our understanding of new concepts. I hope you'll continue to build and display this habit in the future as well.
Overall your lines are converging more consistently by the end of the challenge and you stopped extending your lines in the wrong direction.
Things you can work on:
- While you've definitely improved, your lines sometimes converge in pairs as shown here, this is a mistake we can work on. If you take a look at this example it shows how each line in a set relates to one another and their vanishing point. The inner pair of lines will be quite similar unless the box gets quite long and the outer pair can vary a lot depending on the location of the vanishing point. Move it further away and the lines become closer to parallel while moving it closer increases the rate of foreshortening.
The key things we want to remember from this exercise are that our lines should always converge as a set not in pairs, never diverge from the vanishing point and due to perspective they won't be completely parallel.
Overall this was a solid submission and I have no doubt you'll continue to improve and grow with more mileage. I'll be marking your submission complete and moving you on to the next lesson. Keep practicing previous exercises as warm ups and good luck in lesson 2!
Move on to lesson 2.