7:08 PM, Saturday January 15th 2022
Hello I’ll be taking a look at your lesson 3 homework
-Starting with the organic arrows section, they look very confidently drawn but I want to draw your attention to a number of things.
-When adding the hatching lines to the twisting parts, make sure that each line extends from edge to edge, try not to overshoot it, if you can help it try to err on the side of undershooting. The lineweight shows some problems too, so it's best to have it overlapping, and take your time when applying it.
- Make sure that as the ribbon moves closer to use the width has to increase, and as it moves further away it has to decrease.
-The negative space (space between the zigzagging sections of the ribbon) follows the same exact principle. It is clearly shown here.
So in general you want your arrows to look like the ones shown in this informal demo
-Moving on to the leaves, they are looking fine. but when adding the little bumps and cuts I think you went on autopilot, so look at your reference and try to draw each mark according to what you see. But most importantly respect each step of the construction, once you have defined the edges of the leaf you don’t want to add any more details outside of the boundaries you have set. Take some time to study this informal demos about complex leaf structures
-In the branches you are doing a good job extending the lines halfway to the next ellipse, you still have some visible ends so keep aiming to achieve smoother transitions.
- Make sure you are cognizant of the degree shifts of each ellipse, I think you have kept them in mind but take more time to consider and ghost your marks so you can get better results
Well let’s move on to the plant constructions
-The most important thing to keep in mind during these exercises is the flow line, this is the most important mark because it precedes any more complex details, it may look simple to draw but you have to plan them carefully. That said, make sure that each of your petals and leaves end right where the flow line ends, you want to set a very specific and tight relationship between the more simple stages of construction to the more complex ones.
-Taking a look at this drawing do not leave any arbitrary gaps or empty space between each step of the construction, again we are looking for tight and specific relationships, at the end of the day you may stray away from what your reference tells you, but it does not matter.
-When building any cylindrical structure, make sure you align them to a minor axis, do not rely on eyeballing on guesswork, simple as the pot in this reference may look, you don’t want to skip steps of the construction.
So I'll have you do some revisions but take these things I'm going to mention you into account.
1.Draw one thing at a time, and focus on every single mark. Use the ghosting method to ensure that you're considering what each mark's purpose is, and how you're going to achieve it best. You don't have to complete a single drawing, or a single page, in one sitting, or even one day. You can take as long, as many days as you need to complete just one drawing. What matters is that you execute the work to the best of your current ability
Okay so I'll have you do some revisions.
-1 page of the arrows exercise
-1 page of leaves
-2 more plant constructions, don't go past the constructional phase for these ones.
I look forward to seeing your work good luck.