Hi there, I'll be handling your box challenge critique.

Congratulations on completing the box challenge, it's definitely a lot more work than most people expect. Not only does it help deepen your understanding of important concepts but it shows your desire to learn as well. Be proud of what you've accomplished and that desire you've shown. That being said I'll try to keep this critique fairly brief so you can get working on the next steps as soon as possible.

Things you did well:

  • Your lines are looking smooth and confidently drawn.

  • You're attempting to keep your lines evenly spaced when hatching which helps your boxes remain tidy. You do end up hesitating a bit here which results in these lines gettin ga bit more wobby at times, this hesitation is likely from trying to maintain your accuracy. Remember that accuracy will improve with mileage and confident strokes are our top priority.

  • Good job experimenting with orientations, proportions and rates of foreshortening. Experimenting is important when learning any skill and helps form a more well rounded understanding when tackling new concepts. I hope you continue to develop this excellent habit.

  • Overall your boxes are appearing more consistent than when you started with fewer diverging lines causing boxes to become distorted.

Things you can work on:

  • Besides the last few pages your boxes are way smaller than we would recommend. Drawing large helps us become more comfortable working from the shoulder and allows us to see our mistakes more clearly. When they're this small it's hard to identify if you're applying line weight (if you are good work, if not then I recommend you give it a try because most people need some mileage before they can apply it comfortably) and if you're a slightly off your intended point it has a much bigger difference on a smaller box which makes them harder to learn from.

  • There are times when your lines converge in pairs or you attempt to keep your lines a bit too parallel which results in them diverging. This is an example of lines converging in pairs, and this shows the relation between each line in a set and their respective vanishing point. The inner pair of lines will be quite similar unless the box gets quite long and the outer pair can vary a lot depending on the location of the vanishing point. Move it further away and the lines become closer to parallel while moving it closer increases the rate of foreshortening.

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