Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

6:31 PM, Monday January 17th 2022


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3:04 AM, Tuesday January 18th 2022

Hi! Good job on completing lesson 2. I will review your submission.

Arrows: Be more careful with the way the width of the arrows change. Sometimes it seems to be getting bigger but then it gets decreases again. Take your time with this excercise, and also be mindful of how you draw the arrowheads. A sloppy arrowhead can break the illusion of 3D-space. Your lines seem smooth for the flow of the arrows, so good job on that. Just remember to plan more carefully what you're doing. Pay attention to the turns.

Organic forms.: The ellipses and contour lines you drew look pretty good. The contour lines are convincing and the majority of the ellipses are convincing. However, you could have changed the degree of the ellipses a little more. The change is almost unnoticable. Keep this in mind when you draw the ellipses.. Also, remember you are drawing sausage-like forms. I can see some peanuts and other sort of weird forms.

Texture: You seem to be getting the right idea. I can see your intention is to draw the cast shadows, so good job on that. I will point out that you should draw the shadows completely. It seems like you were scribbling and didn't fill the shadows completely with black. Remember to take your time, there is no hurry. Think of the shadow that is being cast and fill it completely to create the illusion that there is a form there. Also, don't get sloppy when you work on the transition from dense to sparse. A lot of people get tired when drawing texture, so take a break if you need, but never scribble randomly.

Dissections: You seem to be getting a good understanding on 3-D space. Your textures wrap pretty convincingly around the forms for the most part. There are some things I will point out. Once again, I will remind you make sure you fill your shadows completely when you work with textures. Also, you didn't do the transition from dense to sparse in the majority of the forms. In some of the dissections, you seem to be well aware of how you are drawing cast shadows (ginger, frog skin), but on others (like the basket), you seem to be forgetting this. Finally, remember to be intentional with what you're drawing. Don't get sloppy, never scribble randomly, and take breaks if you need to.

Form intersections: Good job on keeping the size of your forms consistent. All the forms look like they're sitting on the same 3-D space. Also, good job on experimenting with the intersections. I will point out that the lines on your forms are looking woobly. Make sure you are ghosting your lines and doing warm up before you start working.

Organic intersections: Good job on making the forms look like sausages. They look convincingly 3-D. You did a good job on dropping the sausage on top of others for most of them. For some of them, however, it looks like the sausage is randomly slapped on the biggest form, and some of the sausages are cut off. You pointed out this mistake on your notes, so be more mindfull of it. Also, be more carefull with the cast shadows of your organic forms.

Overall, you seem to be grasping the way this excercises are supposed to be made. The main issue I notice is that you seem to be rushing and not being so mindfull of what you're doing. It's important that you correct this before you start with constructional drawing. So I will ask you to add some of this excercises to your warmups. I encourage you to do the 25-texture challenge. You don't need to do this before lesson 3. You can do a texture every now and then while you continue with drawabox.

Next Steps:

Move on to lesson 3.

Include organic arrow excercises in warmups.

Include organic forms on warmups.

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9:58 AM, Sunday January 23rd 2022

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to review my babes! I always had a sneaking suspicion that I was rushing things so I am happy that you pointed it out, its mainly a mental issue because I tend to get over zealous and work myself to death and then I would suffer from bouts of burnout lol. and ill make sure to Incorporate some of the warm up exercises that you suggested, and if I find myself bored then I might do a texture here and there and try to further improve my understanding of 3D space. again, I am very grateful for your time and awesome critique, and may you also progress smoothly with the lessons that are yet to come! LESSON 3 LES GOOOOO!!!!

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12:22 AM, Tuesday January 18th 2022
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