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Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

5:54 PM, Wednesday May 19th 2021

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Hello! This is my first time actually submitting any homework for dab, just to clarify since I don't have a submission for Lesson 1, I have finished Lesson 1 and 250 boxes challenge as well, but unfortunately I lost my pages, I plan on redoing it if necessary and posting it here as well, but I decided to post Lesson 2 first.

I'm very thankful for anyone who takes some time out of their day to check this out ^-^

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1:35 AM, Thursday May 20th 2021

Hi Thatonemushroomguy, congratulations on finishing lesson 2! You did a phenomenal job. You seem to have understood all the exercises and performed them flawlessly.

The only thing I can point out is that your ellipses in the organic forms exercise seem a little rushed. Make sure to take your time and ghost through them properly before drawing them. I would also try playing around more with their degrees (like in here: https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/5/ellipses) when you practice them in the future. Your degrees seem too similar to each other most of the time. Experiment with making some of these degrees smaller and larger within the same form. That can completely change how the form is perceived and will come in handy during lesson 3. Make sure to read this: https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/5/degree

As I said, all the other exercises look amazing. I don't have anything to comment on those.

I think you should be ready to move on to lesson 3, just keep in mind the recomendations I gave regarding the organic forms when you practice them as warm ups in the future.

Good luck!

Next Steps:

Lesson 3

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1:53 PM, Saturday May 22nd 2021

Hi Cerri,

Thank you for taking the time to review my work and write a critique, and I completely agree, organic forms are the ones I've had the most trouble with when going through these exercises, I'll keep doing them as warm ups and focus on varying the degree of the ellipses more from now on, as well as taking more time with my ghosting.

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12:14 PM, Sunday August 15th 2021

Alright.

The only thing I can offer critique on is the arrows. Your farther ends sometimes tend to be too small, and suddenly get large at the very front. The compression should be more consistent.

Also, on the last exercise (organic intersections), sometimes you make the cast shadows too long vertically.

Other than that, you're kinda nutty bro. I would be genuinely surprised if you aren't a professional artist / art student / have(n't) been practicing for a super long time.

Your textures especially are absolutely insanely ridiculously good.

All the best with your art journey lol. You're absolutely going to smash/are smashing it.

Next Steps:

Chapter 3, which you've already completed =p

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8:57 PM, Monday August 16th 2021

Thank you for such kind words and thank you for sharing your advice! I really appreciate it ^-^

Consistency on the arrows is something I really struggle with, but I'll keep practicing them and organic intersections during my warm ups

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