Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

11:32 AM, Sunday May 22nd 2022

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Here's my lesson 5, I hope that's it.

I like this constructional approach, I will use it in my 50% rule work too!

2 users agree
5:23 PM, Saturday May 28th 2022

Hi! Good job on completing lesson 5! I will review your submission.

Organic Intersections: I will start by pointing out that your sausages are overall decent. The majority of them seem pretty solid. However, I think you went a little wild with this excercise. The porpuse of it is to really imagine a 3D space where you're placing sausages on top of another and capturing the relations they would have with each other. With the way you did this excercise, the illusion of a 3-D space gets lost. It almost seems like abstract art haha, but I really can't make sense of the relationships this masses have with each other. Like I said, your sausages are decent, but it would have been good if you tried different positions for them, instead of following a pattern. Also, try not stacking to many of them, because, like I said, it breaks the illusion of real forms that are affected by physics.

Animal Drawings: Your animal drawings are pretty good. This is a pretty solid submission. Your lines look really confident for the most part, especially for the cobra and the fish. Good job on that, keep using your whole arm, ghosting your lines, and drawing with confidence. Your construction is also pretty solid, but I do notice that sometimes you leave out a couple of lines, especially when you're drawing the heads of certain animals, like the horse. I think you might be doing it for convenience, but for Drawabox, try making your construction as solid as possible. Another thing I want to point out is that for the majority of the animals you skipped the part where you add masses to the legs. Although the majority of your construction looks pretty good, the lack of masses on some of the legs can look a little awkward. I also notice this issue with the torso of the animals. You barely added masses to them, which makes the torsos look like just a sausage.

Honestly, your construction is pretty good. You are getting a pretty solid grasp of 3-D space, and you really give life to the animals with the way you construct their heads. I would just mark the lesson as complete, I personally think you need to do at least one more animal drawing where you add more masses, especially to the legs and the torso.

Next Steps:

One more animal drawing.

Remember to add more mass to the legs and the torso. Don't make them look like just sausages.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
7:11 AM, Tuesday May 31st 2022

Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot!

I hope this is better: https://imgur.com/a/93RsApV (wolf)

I will try to work on the subtle leg and torso masses more in the future.

12:55 AM, Wednesday June 1st 2022
edited at 12:44 PM, Jun 1st 2022

Looks good! Like I said, I really like the way you construct the heads. Keep at it, remember to look at your reference and add masses where necessary.

*Edit: I typed in "move on to lesson 4" instead of lesson 6. I meant lesson 6 obviously

Next Steps:

Move on to lesson 4

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
edited at 12:44 PM, Jun 1st 2022
1 users agree
12:03 PM, Sunday May 22nd 2022

Im not going to critique , im also doing lesson 5 but what I can see of your pictures looks so good. The link is taking me to a black screen , maybe something is wrong with the link.

3:48 PM, Monday May 23rd 2022

I can see it now , must have something wrong on my side, sorry. Your drawings look good.

4:01 PM, Monday May 23rd 2022

I think imgur was down for a while (links on imgur led me to a blank screen as well). Thanks for your comment, and good luck with your lesson 5!

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