Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

12:26 PM, Monday March 22nd 2021

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Lerin!

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6:24 PM, Saturday March 27th 2021

Hi, well done on the task! Below I have some critiques:

• The arrows you drew are slanted and are quite wibbly, when they should be drawn with smmoth curves drawn with flow and confidence.

• On the 'Organic Forms with Contour Lines' exercise the ellipses you have drawn in your sausage forms have a similar degree (the width of each ellipse along its minor axis), when they should be different widths to show how the form turns in 3D space.

• Some of the boxes on the 'Form Intersections' exercise are a bit wonky and off, where the edges of the boxes should be converging in the same direction. The lines going towards the corner at the back of box fade, when they should be drawn fully.

The inside corner of your box looks like it has been drawn with more line weight like the outside edges of the box, which is unnecessary as line weight inside the box flatens the image and makes the box look like a bunch of lines.

Next Steps:

Practice your arrows and try to aim to make them less slanted with a focus on flow and confident lines. Also make sure to practice your organic sausage forms and make sure the ellipses are angled to show the form's direction in 3D space. Lastly keep in mind when drawing boxes to draw fully through your forms and do not put the lineweight on the inside of your boxes.

Do these exercises for 4 pages and then move on to lesson 3 (though still include some of them in your warm ups when starting a Drawabox sesson).

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6:30 PM, Wednesday March 31st 2021

Hey there and thank you so much for your review!

I redid the pages you asked for and I definitely agree with what you said since I already noticed I have trouble executing the assignment back when I did them for the first time. For the Form Intersections I did boxes only since you mentioned them first and foremost and I had the most trouble doing intersections for them than for any other form.

Still not sure whether I nailed them down but I gave my best. Definitely gonna continue working on these.

https://imgur.com/a/5ZxmvS1

Thank you again for your review!

-Lerin

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