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7:07 PM, Saturday October 24th 2020

It appears that you have linked a "dropbox transfer" which requires us to download the file. Can you provide a public folder link instead or use some other hosting service, imgur is a reliable one for example.

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10:32 PM, Saturday October 24th 2020
7:59 PM, Monday October 26th 2020

Congratulations on completing the 250 Box Challenge!

You did a good job on the challenge overall and I can see that your boxes are coming along nicely. When I compare your early pages to your final sets I can see that you made good progress with the quality of your mark making. Your lines steadily grow smoother and more confident looking overall. You have a pretty good variety of orientations and foreshortening to your boxes. You also do a better job of getting your sets of parallel lines to converge more consistently towards their shared vanishing points!

One thing I notice about your boxes is that you tend to draw them rather small. One of the reasons we limit the number of boxes per page to 5-6 is so that students have room to draw their boxes at a decent size to get the most out of the exercise. Drawing bigger helps engage your brain's spatial reasoning skills, whereas drawing smaller impedes them. Try to keep that in mind going forward.

I can see that you put in some practice with adding extra line weight to your boxes. You've made some good progress with adding your extra weight so that it blends more seamlessly with the original mark, but I still see some room for improvement here. When you go to add weight to a line it is important that you treat the added weight the same way you would a brand new line. That means taking your time to plan and ghost through your mark so that when you go to execute it the mark blends seamlessly with your original mark. This will allow you to create more subtle and clean looking weight to your lines that reinforces the illusion of solidity in your boxes/forms. This is something that you will improve with consistent practice, so make sure that you include this step in your regular warm ups. You can also read more about this here. Also keep in mind that extra line weight is not meant to hide or correct any mistakes we make while working through Drawabox.

Finally while your convergences do improve overall I think this diagram will help you further develop that skill as you continue through Drawabox. So, when you are looking at your sets of lines you want to be focusing only on the lines that share a vanishing point. This does not include lines that share a corner or a plane, only lines that converge towards the same vanishing point. Now when you think of those lines, including those that have not been drawn, you can think about the angles from which they leave the vanishing point. Usually the middle lines have a small angle between them, and this angle will become negligible by the time they reach the box. This can serve as a useful hint.

Congrats again and good luck with lesson 2!

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