Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

10:07 AM, Tuesday May 10th 2022

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interested in critique, particularly with my form intersections :D

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4:19 AM, Monday May 16th 2022

Critique for lesson 2-

  1. For your arrows, you need to intersect the lines more so that they appear to move and twist in 3d space. http://imgur.com/a/X1Zzxxq

2.For your organic forms, you have managed to change the degree of the ellipses according to the viewer's angle. They look believable and 3d.Try to maintain a simple sausage shape for your convenience.

3.Textures- your gradients from light to dark are good and so are your dissections. You can practice more textures by doing the 25 texture challenge later in the course.

  1. Form+organic intersections- You have managed to convey the intersecting relationships of the forms. You have left some forms (eg the cone and pyramid in pg2). As you practice more, these concepts will become easier, but for this lesson, it is good.

In the organic intersections, try to add contour lines only when absolutely required, because adding too much of them can look messy and scribbled. Extend the shadows more(they follow the surface of the form beneath) to convey the form as solid more efficiently.

Next Steps:


  1. Arrows(1pg) (use ghosting method to draw more confidently and intersect the lines more. Think about how the arrow will progress in 3d space, that is, from background to foreground)

2.Organic forms(contour curves-1 pg) (maintain a simple sausage form and add contour curves carefully, following the surface of the sausage forms)

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
3:06 PM, Sunday June 5th 2022


here are the revisions! thanks for the critique

3:21 AM, Monday June 6th 2022

You have improved in your revisions.Continue practicing them in your future warm-ups and keep the mentioned points in mind.Good luck on lesson 3!

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