250 Box Challenge

9:23 PM, Monday March 27th 2023

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Firstly I want to clarify that I am not submitting now to get a critique as soon as possible. Please take your time critiquing it, and I will not continue to work on Drawabox work the rest of the Promptathon. I hope you had a relaxing holiday!

Also, I only realised afterwards that I was supposed to number each box, so please exuse that too.

You shouldn't need to screenshot it, all my pages have this basic layout:






-> so eg. on page "Boxes 51-55" 4 would be Box 54, of that makes sense and makes anything easier.

Thank you so much in advance!

Reason for submitting during a Promptathon:

I'm really sorry to submit during the Promptathon. Firstly I want to clarify (again) that I am **not** submitting now to get a critique as soon as possible. Please take your time critiquing it, and I will not continue to work on Drawabox work the rest of the Promptathon. I hadn't realised it had started (I am not subscribed to emails as i generally don't subscribe to newsletters).

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9:51 PM, Sunday April 2nd 2023

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 construction lines are mostly looking smooth and confidently drawn. There is the occasional wobble which shows there may still be a bit of hesitation at times, just remember that confidence is the top priority and your accuracy will improve with mileage.

  • You're doing a great job of experimenting with orientations, and proportions. Experimenting is an important habit to build when learning any new skill, it helps form a more well rounded understanding. I hope you'll continue to display and nurture this habit in the future.

Things you can work on:

  • They're not a requirement of the challenge but I recommend practicing applying hatching and line weight in your future work. They're useful tools to learn and the only way to improve is to practice.

  • I'd like you to experiment with rates of foreshortening a bit more. Currently you tend to keep your vanishing points quite close to your boxes and have your lines converge dramatically. While these are ultimately fine be sure to get some experience working with vanishing points that are pushed further away as well. Remember that your lines will get closer to parallel but should never be completely parallel due to perspective still being a factor. You do show that you're capable of this through the challenge so I'm not worried about your ability to but be sure to practice in your own time (during warm ups etc.).

  • 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 move 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.
11:19 AM, Monday April 17th 2023

Thank you very much :)

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