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12:47 AM, Wednesday April 7th 2021

Nice job getting through this!

With respect to textures you should work on (or at least be more aware of) implicit vs. explicit (this idea is described in detail in the texture exercise page). You are mostly drawing every line you see, then just making the lines thicker on the dark side and taper off into thin/nothing on the light side. But that's not the goal of the exercise.

Here's another way to think about it:

Look for the cast shadows (NOT the outlines of the forms). Where are the deepest crevices with the darkest shadows? Draw those all over the box. Those will remain shadows over the course of the whole texture because light can basically never get in them. On the other hand shadows cast by something small just barely sticking up are not as strong, so you should only fill them in on the dark side.

Next Steps:

Move on to the next step.

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6:36 AM, Saturday April 10th 2021
edited at 6:37 AM, Apr 10th 2021

Thanks very much. I don't claim to fully understand the theoretical part, I feel overwhelmed when drawing the textures and things get confusing. I think I understood what you said if I apply it to simple texture(like stone) but harder and complicated ones are confusing to apply.

edited at 6:37 AM, Apr 10th 2021
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