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4:44 AM, Thursday September 23rd 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:

  • Your lines are looking straight, smooth and confidently drawn.

  • You're hatching with intention rather than just rushing lines on to the page and creating a mess.

  • Good work experimenting with proportions, orientations and rates of foreshortening. Experimenting is a great habit to build and helps us deepen our understanding of new concepts. I hope you continue to nurture and display this habit in the future as well.

  • Compared to the beginning of the challenge your convergences are beginning to look more consistent which is a good sign that your sense of 3D space is developing nicely.

Things you can work on:

  • It's not a requirement of the challenge but I suggest practicing implementing line weight. It takes most people a fair bit of mileage before they feel comfortable applying it so getting an early start will help you see positive results sooner.

  • You draw your boxes a bit small at times, drawing larger helps us become comfortable using our shoulder and allows us to see our mistakes more clearly.

  • 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.
8:04 AM, Tuesday September 28th 2021

Hey Tofu!

Thanks so much for marking this for me, it sure was a lot of work and great to get some feedback.

Definitely struggled more with convergences than I expected so I'll keep at that.

Thanks again!

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