250 Box Challenge

11:52 PM, Saturday January 1st 2022

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Admittedly I started to get drained around the 190-210 mark. I feel like I could've done better and ended on a better note.

It was honestly hard to balance this with the 50% rule, with the little time I felt like I had each day (around, an hour and a half each day?), and with what felt like my family rushing me. (Sorry, had to vent a bit.)

Regardless, thank you for taking the time to review this submission.

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5:32 PM, Saturday January 8th 2022

Hello I'll be taking a look at your box challenge.

-Starting with your linework you are doing pretty well, all of your lines look confident and straight, you are using the ghosting method to good effect, this helps your boxes to look more believable and solid.

-It is nice to see that you have put the same thought and care into the hatching lines, they are looking very tidy instead of rushed, so good job here.

-When adding lineweight you are doing it right, and you have kept it subtle, I don’t really see any instances where you overdid it, just keep in mind that if you use a lot of lineweight in your drawings you risk turning your drawings into mere graphic forms.

-You did not have any trouble when extending the lines towards their vanishing points, you always did it correctly.

-I’d suggest that you try to experiment with more shallow rates of foreshortening, I can see that throughout the set you kept the vanishing points relatively close to the boxes, and most of the time they were inside the page, you’ll get the most out of the challenges by experimenting.

-That said, I'm glad to see that you tried to experiment more with the orientation and angle of the boxes. Experimenting is an important habit to build when learning any new skill, it helps form a more well rounded understanding. I hope you'll continue to display and nurture this habit in the future.

-I can see some instances where you drew sets of parallel lines, your sets always have to converge, even if it is just slightly but it has to be there. So in the future try to avoid drawing a set of parallel or diverging lines.

-I can also notice case where your lines converge in pairs as shown here, you’ll get better with practice and eventually you’ll have your sets of lines converging in sets.

The key things we want to remember from this exercise are that our lines should always converge as a set not in pairs, never diverge from the vanishing point and due to perspective they won't be completely parallel.

Overall while you did make a few mistakes your boxes are improving so far and with more mileage you'll continue to become more consistent. That being said I'll be marking your submission as complete and moving you on to lesson 2.

Keep practicing previous exercises and boxes as warm ups, and good luck

Next Steps:

Lesson 2

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2:52 AM, Sunday January 9th 2022

Thank you! Honestly I didn't know if I was doing good by the time I got to the last box, so good to know I'm heading in the right direction. Thanks again!

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