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10:11 PM, Wednesday March 13th 2024
edited at 10:25 PM, Mar 13th 2024

Hello Grumdere, I’ll be reviewing your 250 Box Challenge today.

First off, congratulations on completing the first hurdle of Drawabox. It’s definitely a long marathon, but the quality of work between the start and end pages really demonstrates overall improvement. Now let’s begin with the critique.

Note: It appears this submission was under completion before the revised 250 Box challenge, so I'll be reviewing based on the old method. (If not, please let me know down below at which stage you started incorporating the new method.) But I still suggest looking over the new topics for a deeper understanding.

Things you did well:

  • Line confidence was definitely a major strength here. Construction lines are relatively straight, and you maintain confidence in your lines.

  • Clear experimentation of box size, foreshortening, and orientation. This is a positive habit to carry forward and helps progress our spatial reasoning.

  • Hatching: from the start of the challenge, it's evident you patiently place your lines with the same confidence as every other line.

  • Line weight was applied appropriately and added subtly depth to the box form. Although optional, it's great to hone this tool for usage in future lessons.

Things you can work on:

  • Sets of lines sometimes converge in pairs rather than collectively towards their respective vanishing points. When constructing a box, be aware of the initial Y line and how each adjacent line should angle itself to the vanishing point. Here’s a diagram showing what to aim for. Pair convergence is less prominent towards the last few pages so this is a minor point.

  • Shallow foreshortened boxes have somewhat weaker convergence accuracy, so in the future I would suggest drawing more shallow boxes as they present a good way of practicing estimating far distance vanishing points.

Overall, you've done a good job of steadily improving your box quality . I'll mark this down as complete and send you off to Lesson 2. Good luck!

Next Steps:

Lesson 2.

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
edited at 10:25 PM, Mar 13th 2024
2:58 PM, Monday March 25th 2024

Thank you very much! I think I was drawing my 200th box when the challenge was revised, it was a little bit too late to aplly the new rules but I watched all the new videos.

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