Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

3:21 PM, Friday May 19th 2023

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Feel like I could've done much better on this assignment, oh well.

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4:28 AM, Friday September 1st 2023

Congratulations on getting through lesson 3! It's okay--all these assignments push the limits of what we can do, which is the place of growth. With that in mind, here is some feedback.

Arrows: It seems you are starting to see the idea here. You've got some tapering, and some overlaps. Some arrows have this sort of "river" effect on a few bends, where the edges don't overlap ( https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/4/overlap ). Putting dots down to sort of mark the path of the second line can help you plan it out. Draw the dots before this step ( https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/4/step2 ).

Leaves: You have the idea here! I like to think of leaves sort of like rectangles that can bend, like so: https://imgur.com/a/cQ98k6f

Branches: This one didn't seem to upload.

Plants: It looks like you're drawing through most of these, although the venus fly trap doesn't seem drawn through, except for the planter. I'd try to construct this some more, or maybe pick a plant/view that lends itself to construction.

Overall: Your line/ellipse confidence isn't yet where you're going to want it for clean looking drawings. Make sure you warm up each time you draw, for 3-5 minutes (I like to put one song on youtube and warmup until it's done). Work on frayed lines (both straight and curved), arrows, plus tables of ellipses. The next two lessons will have a LOT of curves and ellipses, including large ellipses that you'll need to draw with confidence.

Next Steps:

You're getting there, but to mark this complete I'd like to see:

  1. Another page of arrows. I believe that this point you can get them working, but just need a little more practice. (see notes above)

  2. Branches exercise, which seems to be missing. (I'm guessing you did it, and it didn't upload.)

  3. One more plant--the venus fly trap seems fairly flat compared to the others.

Beyond that, make sure you warm up each time you draw, for 3-5 minutes (I like to put one song on youtube and warmup until it's done). Work on frayed lines (both straight and curved), arrows, plus tables of ellipses. The next two lessons will have a LOT of curves and ellipses, including large ellipses that you'll need to draw with confidence.

You can do this! Good luck!

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
4:39 PM, Friday September 1st 2023

Thank you for critiquing my work, here is my branches exercise and the two revisions you requested.

I guess I just... somehow forgot to upload my branches exercise, lol.

https://imgur.com/a/UEEv2nG

1:44 AM, Sunday September 3rd 2023
edited at 1:46 AM, Sep 3rd 2023

Fabulous, that's what I was looking for!

(Also, you don't have to do all the things for warmups each time--just pick one each day.)

Next Steps:

On to lesson 4, and continue with the warmups I mentioned (frayed lines and curves, arrows, ellipses).

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edited at 1:46 AM, Sep 3rd 2023
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