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@shimada_clan
i noticed that my pressure is very light.. i don't know if that's a bad or good thing for this stage x)
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Steven Wolf
Nice lines. Is that digital or pencil and paper? I think drawing lightly is important, so it is good that you can do that, but being able to also draw darker is important too. Often when I press down harder than I am used to on my iPad I have less control with my lines, because I am not as used to doing that. So that is something to consider. If you don't practice it you will not be as good at it. Keep in mind that if your lines are so light that people have a hard time seeing them, they are not going to care as much how good you lines are.
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Steven Wolf
Level 2 I’ve optimistically named this drawing “page 1,” in the hopes that I will be able to do more. If not I’m happy that I could at least do one for Level 2.
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Steven Wolf
I did another one. Here is page 2.
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Steven Wolf
Level 1 This was pretty challenging. I feel like I improved a lot each subsequent page. I got the convergence wrong on the first page and had to correct that, on some of my cubes, using red lines for the corrections. After the second page I felt that I was making my convergences too extreme, introducing too much distortion into the perspective of my cubes. I kept this in mind for page 3, where I tried to do more subtle perspective, trying to imagine that the vanishing points were farther away from each other. I think that came out better, except maybe for box 9 where I made one line too steep a convergence. It looks more like a waste basket than a box. One other thing that I struggled with is in keeping something cube shape, where all sides would be the same size, when I rotated it. Figuring out just how to show that all sides should be about the same size never held up to more extreme foreshortening. I feel like this was explained in an earlier video, so I will have to look for that later.
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Lisanne
This was my first go. Drawing intuitively feels nice but also makes me question myself. Why am I doing it this way? Wait, what about the rules? I went in to make big changes a couple of times. I don’t feel like I got it yet, so I I’m going to make a page of each every day this week. To be continued!
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Steven Wolf
Nice lines. Okay here is what I’m seeing that I think is throwing you off a bit. I think that you might be trying to stay too true to the blob shape with your cubes. I think I struggled with that too a bit last night when I was working on this. Just remember, if it’s between staying more true to the blob or following the perspective rules for the cubes, pick the cube each time. I know something I was trying to workout was should I try to keep the blob in the cube by making the cube a bit too big, or stay within the blob and have the cube look maybe too small for it. I think somewhere in between is good. It doesn’t have to match up perfectly, and I don’t think it should or even can, and still be the right perspective each time. Alright, lets look on cube 8, it was a nice idea to number them, it makes giving feedback much easier. The bottom sides could work as is, but it’s kind of a wide angle perspective, and I feel like we shouldn’t be practicing anything but the most normal lens perspective right now to keep things consistent in our brains. So I would have made that front planes top line angle less obtuse, less wide from that of the one on the side plane. The side plane’s lines looks good. But lets just say if you wanted to keep that wide angle to the perspective of the cube. In that case you would need to fix the line of the back most plane, as that does not converge in the correct direction. Remember, those front and side planes are the ones that are closest to the viewer, so they will appear as the biggest in perspective. Meaning the converging lines will converge away from us, not, as you have them, towards us. So that back line of the top plane should be converging with the front line of the top plane as it goes away from us, instead of towards us. As far as the other cubes go there is a lot of the same issue going on. I would work on making the angles less wide, and on picturing what is closest to us on the cube and what goes away, and make sure the lines are converging in the direction that goes away from us. Maybe look at a cube in real life, you could even use a Kleenex box for that. Cube 14 looks good to me. Nice job on that one.
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Steven Wolf
Stan, when you said that this is the half way point of the course, that made me very happy, that there is going to be that much more of it. It’s been so great, and so helpful, so far. This course has been such a great investment! There were so many helpful concepts, so far, that I never fully picked up or understood from other courses, and or art lessons. Things that make everything else, that teaches concepts for line drawing, easier to manage. In that way, this course also adds value to all those other courses, for me. I just wish I would have had this course earlier because it would have saved me so much grief, and struggle. I really appreciate the thought and detail that you put into your lessons, Stan. Art teachers often explain things in ambiguous ways that leave me uncertain. But it’s clear to me that you really take the time to figure out how to explain things in the clearest way possible, and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate it. I am feeling really excited about drawing, and my art goals are feeling more attainable. I can not speak highly enough about this course! It’s already a 10 out of 10 and it’s only half way through! I absolutely love this course! Thanks for helping fill in the gaps of my drawing knowledge. Sorry it won't seem to let me post without hitting Request Critique. LOL
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Margaret Langston
Big Q on timestamp 7:18 and lesson note: "The minor axis is at the same angle as the receding lines of the box and crosses the center point." Is this the same as saying: "The minor axis must to to the vanishing point?"
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Steven Wolf
I would say yes. That's how I understand it. The minor axis goes from that center point of the box / ellipse back to, and out from, the same vanishing point of the side of the box that is connecting both of those ellipses together to form a wheel, or a cylinder.
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Stan Prokopenko
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Steven Wolf
Are you going to do a small video where you go through the different contest winners? I think that would be fun to watch. I'd like to see what each of them look like without having to click on each name and find it. Also congratulations to all the artist that won a prize. It was fun to see all the different art people did.
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Steven Wolf
I managed to squeeze in this expressions drawing before the end. I think it turned out alright, I didn't really capture the upturned head, and I didn't get the squinting look enough, and I think the eyes are not wide enough. But I kind of like looking at it all the same. I think, like most of my drawings, it looks much better when I look at the thumbnail or on my iPhone screen, than when it's full screen on a bigger monitor. I feel like that means that I at least did something right, that I like it then.
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Steven Wolf
Well it took me a few hours to get this done. I kept making changes to it, but I feel like the time was worth it for all that I learned doing it. There is still a lot I could improve upon in this drawing, but feel good enough about how it turned out.
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Steven Wolf
I kind of like what I did here, but I also am really disappointed with it. With more time I could have got it to a place where I felt better about it. I really need to work on clothes and folds. It looks better on my phone than on my iPad or PC. I don’t think it’s that terribly far from where I would like it, but that carries with it its own frustration. Good practice either way. The more I do of stuff like this, the sooner I will get to where I can get to a happier place with my drawings faster and with less struggle. Yeah, if I ignore what is wrong with this one it’s kind of cool. I’m probably being too hard on it, it’s just not quite the vision I had in my head.
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