250 Box Challenge

7:31 PM, Thursday November 11th 2021

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This took a while. Much longer than I initially thought it will. Around Box 60 or so, I had to take an extended break due to work. Since then i managed to draw some of these boxes almost every day. Over all I think I learned a lot and it was worth the effort. As always feedback is much appreciated. Thanks a lot for doing this! :)

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12:23 AM, Saturday November 13th 2021

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:

  • You're doing a good job of keeping your lines smooth and confident.

  • When applying hatching lines you're taking the time to space them evenly rather than just rushing them on to the page.

  • Line weight isn't a requirement of the challenge so it's nice to see you went the extra mile. Most people need some mileage before they feel they can comfortably apply it so getting an early start like this will help you see better results faster.

  • Good work experimenting with orientations, proportions and rates of foreshortening. Experimenting is an important habit to build because it help us develop a more well rounded understanding of new concepts. I hope you continue to nurture and display this habit in the future as well.

  • Overall yoru convergences are looking more consistent than when you started and with more mileage you'll continue to improve.

Things you can work on:

  • 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

Next Steps:

Move on to lesson 2.

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
11:56 AM, Saturday November 13th 2021

Hi Tofu, thank you for your helpful feedback! :) I will keep it in mind as I move on to the next lessons.

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