Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

3:31 AM, Saturday April 2nd 2022

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I couldn't find myself to wrap my head around the lesson 2 homeoworks, especially the textures part.

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12:42 AM, Monday April 4th 2022


Excellent work portraying their flow through space. While a couple look a little wonky, there are enough to show that you understood the techniques behind showing how they twist and flow through 3d space.

Organic Forms

While a couple of these ones show a change in the minor axis of the ellipses/the angle of the contour lines, showing how the form curves through space, most of them lack a sufficient change in rotation, making it unclear as to whether or not you fully understood what you were supposed to do. Since there are a couple that show you did understand how you were supposed to change the degree of the ellipses/lines, I'm going to assume you figured it out. Otherwise, you should refer back to the homework assignment and read through it again (reading things a second time after a little while can help you to process the information better).

Texture Analysis & Dissections

It's ok if you don't fully understand this yet, you're not expected to. Your dissections show a better understanding of the things you missed in the texture analysis, which is to say it looks like you got better at understanding how to describe texture with cast shadows. An important problem I notice with many of your dissections is that you don't really break the silhouettes of the forms. You do this for some of them, but there are a few that should have it but are lacking it. Remember that the textures are 3d objects that run along the surface of the form, and as such should be visible within the silhouette.

Form Intersections

Good work on not using excessive foreshortening and making the shapes look as though they exist in the same space. Most of your shapes appear to intersect correctly, but if you still don't understand, then try to think about how the line you're drawing to represent the form intersection should be capable of running across both forms at the same time. You seem to understand that pretty well though.

Organic Intersections

A couple of your forms appear to be excessively elongated, a few showing changes in width throughout the form, though that's only for a minority of them. Overall, you seem to understand very well how they sit on top of each other and how their flow is affected by being placed on top of other forms.

Next Steps:

You're all good to move onto lesson 3!

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3:44 AM, Monday April 4th 2022

thanks for the critiques, I'm going to revisit the lesson 2 homeworks

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