Hi there, sorry for the delay 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 confidently drawn, smooth and tidy.

  • You're keeping your hatching lines evenly spaced and well thought out rather than rushing them on to the page and creating a mess.

  • While not a requirement of the challenge I'm glad to see you're trying to implement line weight. It takes a bit of mileage to become comfortable using it but it's a powerful tool, building up that mileage will help you see results sooner.

  • It's great that you're experimenting with proportions and orientations. Experimenting is an important habit because it helps us deepen our understanding of concepts. I hope you'll continue to demonstrate and nurture this habit as you move throughout the course.

  • While your boxes weren't bad to begin with your convergences are definitely looking more consistent.

Things you can work on:

  • There's room to experiment more with rates of foreshortening. You tend to keep your vanishing points further away from your boxes, try moving them closer to deal with more extreme convergences.

  • 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 looking pretty solid so far with noticeable improvement and with more mileage you'll continue this trend and 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 as warm ups and good luck.