250 Box Challenge

3:24 AM, Wednesday November 24th 2021

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This is my 250 box challenge. i posted this on the community post before and was asked to do 15 additional boxes since most of my box is pararell, here's the link to those additional boxes https://imgur.com/a/ZdEF4Rx

I hope i can get some feedback on my revision aswell if that's possible, to make sure i understood the lesson taught.

Thank you..

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6:33 AM, Saturday November 27th 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 trying to keep your hatching lines evenly spaced rather than just rushing them which is good. This will help keep your boxes tidy but try to push them a bit further so that each of the line touches an edge of the plane they're being drawn on rather than just leaving them floating in the middle.

  • It looks like you're trying to apply line weight which is always great to see. It's not a requirement of the challenge but most people need some mileage before they can apply it comfortably. Getting an early start with it like this is a good way to see better results faster.

  • By the end of the challenge and your additional boxes you're experimenting quite a bit with orientations, proportions and rates of foreshortening. Experimenting is an important part of the learning process and help form a more well rounded understanding. It's a habit that will pay off a lot it in the future so it's one I hope you will continue to nurture going forward.

  • Overall your convergences and boxes become more consistent as you work your way through the challenge, and while there is room for improvement still your understanding of 3D space is noticeably developing.

Things you can work on:

  • The thing that probably concerns me the most in your submission is your line quality. You have quite a bit of wobbling occurring, this is a sign that you're not drawing as confidently as you could be. Your hatching lines not reaching the edges and your line weight demonstrate this fact as well. While it's understandable that people are concerned with accuracy I can't stress enough that you need to remember that your accuracy will improve with mileage but line confidence should be your top priority.

  • 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. As long as you address your line confidence issues in yuor own time I have no problem moving you to the next lesson but know that it will be an issue going forward if it's not something that's worked on. 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.
3:06 PM, Saturday November 27th 2021

thank you so much for the detailed critiques !

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