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1:30 AM, Wednesday June 8th 2022

Hello, Shrekyboi11! I’ve broken down the homework critique below:


Superimposed Lines: pretty solid; on the longer lines, there’s some slight arching. Ensure you draw from the shoulder, not the elbow. If that doesn’t work, try consciously arching the lines in the opposite direction.

Ghosted Lines: Good.

Ghosted Planes: good.


Table of ellipses: the ellipses fit snugly within the frames. However, some are deformed and wobbly-looking, probably due to hesitation and course-correction. Be sure to ghost through the ellipses first, then execute with confidence.

Ellipses in planes: the same issue occurs here as the one mentioned above, albeit less frequently. One of the planes on the top of the page is missing an ellipse.

Funnels Exercise: a couple of the ellipses have been drawn through over 3 times - try to avoid that in the future.


Plotted Perspectives: pretty good. The boxes would benefit from tighter hatching because right now, the loose hatching sort of gets lost under all the other lines.

Rough Perspective: Question - was a ruler used for the front faces of the boxes? All lines except for the frame and the horizon line should be ghosted. If there was no ruler used, I apologize for assuming it’s just holy hell those lines are straight as a stick, it’s impressive! Other than that, pretty good.

Rotated boxes: Pretty decent, though it’d be beneficial to revisit this exercise again later in the course.

Organic Perspective: pretty good; the top frame in the second page from the top was a bit muddled. Maybe add some lineweight to that 2nd box closest to the viewer to make it appear as though it’s ahead of the box behind it.

Overall, solid work! The ghosted lines are good, just work on execution of ellipses. Hope this was helpful!!

Next Steps:

1 page of Table of Ellipses. The first half of the page's frames shouldn't have any waves/lines cutting through it. Remember to ghost, ghost, ghost and then execute with confidence and draw through 2-3 times.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
1:32 AM, Wednesday June 8th 2022

Oh dear, I didn't realize this had been submitted for official critique. My bad, please ignore this critique

1:59 AM, Thursday June 9th 2022

It's all good I made 1 post, and at that time I wasn't subscribed to the patron. Then half an hour later I decided to get the patron subscription and made another post this time with the official critique. So, I might have confused you there sorry! But, I'm very thankful for your response and yes I did used a ruler for the faces of the boxes, I should have been more careful. Thank you so much for critiquing!

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A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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