Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

1:58 PM, Thursday February 10th 2022

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I somehow finish the lesson ahead of my own schedule for some reason.

Thought it was gonna take about a month to finish it, But here i am

This is my first time doing dynamic sketching and i was pretty nervous

Would be glad to get feedback on both what to improve on and what is done right thank you so much!

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5:58 PM, Friday February 11th 2022

Hello I’ll be handling the critique for your lesson 3 homework.


-Starting with the arrows, these are drawn with a good deal of confidence, which helped you to capture their fluidity and the way they move through space. As I raised on the critique for your lesson 2 you have some parts of the ribbon that do not overlap, whenever the arrow makes a turn, you want to have an overlap there. These parts that do not overlap make your arrows read as a flat shape. When it comes to the foreshortening you are doing a good job.


-This fluidity carries over to your leaves, and you are doing a good job drawing them confidently. When it comes to adding the little bumps and cuts, I think you let yourself go on autopilot, so remember to look closely at your reference and add each bump according to the information that you can distill from it. Lastly, taking a look at the leaf on the bottom center, you cut into the silhouette of the leaf, always add the additional details on top of the edge but never cut into it.


-The branches are turning out very nicely and I can see that you have extended each segment fully halfway to the next ellipse and they are overlapping, but try to have them overlap a good bit more. Main thing here is the degree shifts. Some of the ellipses in your branches look more or less consistent, so try to exaggerate them more.

Plant Construction

-You have done a good job here, you are starting dead simple and building your way up to the more complex details, I don’t really see that you are skipping any constructional details, thus everything maintains a clearly defined relationship with its preceding structure. I have only a few things to call out.

-On this plant, you have added a minor axis to align your ellipses, which is good, but remember that the pot is not paper thing and you should add another ellipse to convey the thickness of the edges. Another thing here is that the edge detail has a very different weight from the edges of the leaf. Maybe you used different pens for the additional details, anyway the important thing is that you should try to have every mark with the same weight. Also remember that lineweight should only be used on the overlapping parts as shown here

-On the peaches and the apples I can see that you are trying to draw organic forms, but remember that they do not hold the characteristics of being geometric, in the apple for example, this form reads as a cylinder which is a geometric form not as an organic. You want to think about organic as the combination of tubes and spheres, this will come more into play in the next lesson. The main thing that you want to take from this is that you should stop thinking in terms of geometric forms and try to approach all of your constructions with combinations of organic ones.

So that is it for now, as I have already said you have done a good job and I have no doubt you are ready to move on to lesson 4, so I’ll go ahead and mark this as complete.

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1:30 AM, Saturday February 12th 2022

Thank you for your service once again Beck!

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