250 Box Challenge

2:30 PM, Sunday February 20th 2022

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6:03 PM, Monday February 21st 2022

Hello I’ll be handling the critique for your 250 Box Challenge.


-You are doing a great job drawing confident lines that follow a consistent trajectory while maintaining good accuracy. This definitely helped your boxes look more solid and believable.

-It is nice to see that you are using lineweight as it will help you to get used to it, the important thing to remember is that we should keep it as subtle as possible, so only add one superimposed line and ghost it so that you can draw it to the best of your ability. I notice some instances where you add lineweight to the internal lines, we should add it only to the lines representing the silhouette of the box take a look at this diagram which explains my point more clearly.

-It is also great to see that you have used hatching, you have kept it very tidy rather than rushed and as a result it does not create a lot of visual noise.

Box Construction

-You have used the line extension method correctly on all of your boxes and you did not have any trouble with diverging lines and all of your sets converge which is correct, you did a nice job aiming at the vanishing points as you had some estimations that were very accurate, and I’m pleased to see that you have experimented with the rates of foreshortening as you have some boxes with both dramatic rates and shallow rates.

-The mistake that shows up mostly is lines converging in pairs as shown here, the more you practice the better you will get at this and eventually your lines will converge in sets rather than pairs. Als I wanted to quickly redirect you to this image which shows the relationship between each pair of lines and the angles they form respectively to their vanishing points.

-Lastly I want you to keep experimenting with the orientation of your boxes, if you have trouble visualizing or imagining more orientations for your boxes take a look at this diagram whích you can use as reference. Experimenting is a good habit as it helps us to better grasp the concepts we are learning and it gives us a more grounded understanding, so I hope you will continue to display and nurture this habit in the future.

Overall you did a great job on this challenge, I’ll go ahead and mark it as complete.

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9:37 PM, Monday February 21st 2022

Thank you for taking your time to critique my lesson, really helpful.

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