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12:22 PM, Monday December 19th 2022
edited at 12:25 PM, Dec 19th 2022

It looks like the other person who sent me a critique was responding to the HW set that I put into the sketchbook before I had enough credits to submit it for official critique. It just so happened that that person gave a critique one day before you did. You critique is much better and more thorough.

May I please tackle each of the exercises one at a time and get a little feedback? Here is a set of leaf drawings. I concentrated more on applying the texture process than I did previously. A challenge for me is trying to depict the difference between shadow and pigment. For example, the holly leaf (with the spiny edges). The overall pigment of the leaf is dark green while the veins are light green. This is not a contrast caused by shadow. Looking at the luminance range on the reference photo there is definitely areas of the leaf that are brighter (appears as glare) and darker. But even the brighter glare areas are dark in pigment. I was having a hard time ignoring pigment and only trying to draw the areas without glare as shadows and leaving the glared areas with no shadow. My brain is wired to see color contrast!

I hope that these are better...

Ted

https://imgur.com/Is7D8Cw

edited at 12:25 PM, Dec 19th 2022
12:27 PM, Monday December 19th 2022
edited at 12:28 PM, Dec 19th 2022

https://imgur.com/Is7D8Cw

For some reason the link will not open for me... Please let me know it if will not open for you.

https://i.imgur.com/Is7D8Cw.jpg

edited at 12:28 PM, Dec 19th 2022
1:16 PM, Monday December 19th 2022

https://imgur.com/a/vWTqzr3

Branches... I drew this set concentrating on keeping the ellipses the same width.

For branches in plant construction, how do you depict the passage of a branch through 3-D space without the diameter of the branch getting smaller as it moves deeper into the field? Also, if the twig or branch is clearly tapering, how should it be drawn without changing the width of the ellipses?

9:44 PM, Monday December 19th 2022

Just popping in here - we do not have the resources for TAs to critique work piecemeal, and so you do need to submit everything together, as assigned. While that puts more work on you (in terms of giving you more room to end up making the same mistakes more than might feel necessary), it is necessary to put that on the student (as explained here in Lesson 0) due to the extremely low price at which our feedback is offered.

As to the link issues, you're reversing the link formatting. You can either just add the link without any formatting, or you would use [label text](your url).

When all your revisions are completed, please reply to Mushroom's critique with all of the work combined in one post. Also, note that replies to your own post do not notify the TA.

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