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5:41 PM, Saturday August 19th 2023
edited at 2:33 PM, Aug 21st 2023

Hello, I'm going to review your homework today! Congratulations on completing the 250 Box Challenge and showing your determination!

Things I think you did well on:

  • Lines look confident, there's no wobbling.

  • You tried many different box angles, good job!

  • All lines extend and submerge in the right direction, parallel lines are rare.

  • Inner corner didn't seem to cause you too much trouble, well done!

Things you can improve on:

  • You repeat your lines, especially the inner corner. I understand how you might feel the need to correct your boxes when you see a mistake, but that's not what this exercise is about - we should be learning to think our lines (and artwork) through. If you see a mistake, instead of correcting it, learn from it and try to improve your next box based on it!

  • Hatching lines are clean, although I can see some frying on both ends.

  • Sometimes you seemed to forget to extend the lines.

  • For some reason, you used lineweight on the internal lines. I see that after some time you stopped, but be mindful not to do so again.

  • You use too much lineweight, repeating the line a few good times, two or three is enough! (https://d15v304a6xpq4b.cloudfront.net/lesson_images/980a575e.jpg)

I think that's it. I hope I didn't come across as too harsh, I really see an opportunity for improvement here! The boxes themselves aren't bad, but I feel like you slightly misunderstood the assignment. So unfortunately I will have to ask you for some revisions.

Next Steps:

One page (or two, I'll leave that up to you) of boxes. I would like you to focus on not repeating your lines and adding light lineweight. Remember that it's not important how many mistakes you make, it's important that you learn from them. Good luck!

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
edited at 2:33 PM, Aug 21st 2023
12:05 PM, Thursday August 31st 2023
edited at 12:09 PM, Aug 31st 2023

Thank you for the feedback. I really fixated on not repeating my lines at all this time even if I could see the box becoming clearly wonky (the urge to fix it is really strong not gonna lie) and tried to put a lot less lineweight. Thanks again! :)

Revisions as per feedback

edited at 12:09 PM, Aug 31st 2023
7:11 PM, Saturday September 2nd 2023

Glad I could help! These look amazing by the way, well done!

Next Steps:

Your 50%, 10-15 minute warm-up (of course try to include previous exercises), move on to Lesson 2. Good luck!

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