# Armoo

## armoo's Sketchbook

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##### 7:47 AM, Wednesday October 25th 2023

Don't worry about it right now. Your ability to get the ellipses to touch all four sides will improve over time as you go through the exercises in the course. If you want to improve a little faster, include a couple of ellipses in planes into your regular 10-minute warm-ups. However, you do not need to grind out multiple pages since this can easily lead to burnout. I hope that helps. If you have any more questions, feel free to message me.

##### 7:21 AM, Wednesday October 25th 2023

Thank you so much! Don't worry since it's my fault for replying with the revisions so late. I will keep your advice in mind as I continue to do ellipses in my warm-ups.

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##### 9:21 AM, Tuesday October 24th 2023

Congratulations on completing lesson 1! I will be critiquing your homework today. I've divided the critique into lines, ellipses, and boxes.

Lines

Great job on your superimposed lines and ghosted lines. They are drawn confidently and straight. I have no critiques for this section.

Ellipses

Your ellipses are good. Almost all of them are drawn smoothly 2 or 3 times. The alignment of your ellipses on the funnels exercise are also good. One issue I have is with your ellipses in planes. Make sure you align your ellipses to the "+" part of the ellipse and not the "x" part. Here is a picture of what I mean: https://imgur.com/a/psR8WBE. Try to keep this in mind when you draw ellipses in the future.

Boxes

Your plotted perspective and organic perspective exercises are great! For your rough perspective, it's a little hard to see the lines that you have drawn back to the vanishing point. Next time I would recommend using a different scanner setting if possible. For the ones that I can see, they are a little off from the vanishing point. However, don't worry about this since you will find the same mistakes in the example homework on the Drawabox website. The goal of this exercise is not to be perfect, but to challenge your ability to estimate convergences.

Your rotated boxes are pretty good. Most of your boxes are rotating correctly. One thing to keep in mind is that as a box rotates, the face rotating away from you will appear skinner like in this picture: https://imgur.com/a/CoONeyM. Here you did this well: https://imgur.com/a/2w3Q34t. However here, you have shown too much of the face: https://imgur.com/a/Q3AEcb4.

Also, some of the lines on your rotated boxes are diverging instead of converging. However, don't worry about this yet since it will be emphasized more in the 250 box challenge.

Overall great job on your first lesson! Good luck with the rest of your drawing journey.

Next Steps:

Move on to the 250 box challenge.

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##### 7:53 PM, Sunday October 15th 2023

Hello, congratulations on completing the 250 box challenge!

Overall, your boxes look very good and you seem to understand the concepts taught in the challenge. One issue I have noticed when looking at some of your boxes, is that sometimes your lines tend to converge in pairs but not as a whole. An example of this are the green lines in box 214: https://imgur.com/a/wpIBJ3J. However you seem to improve at this later in the challenge. Just remember to think of all the lines in a set as needing to converge with each other. Other than that, good job.

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##### 7:32 AM, Thursday October 12th 2023

Congratulations on completing lesson 1! I'll be taking a look at your homework today.

Lines

• On the first page, your short superimposed lines are good, but your longer lines tend to arc in one direction or dip above and below the red line. However, on the second page, I can see a lot more improvement, especially in the tightness of your longer lines. Going forward, I would still recommend incorporating a couple of superimposed lines into your daily warm-ups.

• The lines in your ghosted lines and ghosted planes exercises tend to curve or have a slight bump in the middle. However, in the later exercises I can see that your line quality has gotten much better. For example, the boxes in your organic perspective exercise have very clean lines, and some even look like they were made with a ruler! Overall, great job: my only recommendation is to start putting more emphasis on connecting both dots since I've noticed you tend to overshoot/undershoot your lines (still smooth marks should be your number one priority).

Ellipses

• Your ellipses in planes/ellipses in tables are drawn confidently and mostly within bounds, although some look a little rushed. Try to go slower when drawing your ellipses, but not too slow to where you lose your confidence.

• Your ellipses in funnels look good, and most of them are properly aligned on the minor axis.

Boxes

• Great job on the plotted perspective. I see no issues.

• For your rough perspective, many of the converging lines don't reach the vanishing point or converge too quickly. However, don't worry about not getting this right the first time since this exercise is meant to be difficult.

• Your rotated boxes, especially the vertical and horizontal rows, are very good. Some of your boxes have diverging sets of lines instead of converging, however, this will be reinforced heavily during the 250 box challenge.

• Lastly, your use of foreshortening in the organic perspective exercise is very good. My only critique is that some of the lines of your boxes are again diverging. Remember that parallel lines in 3D space (like those on a cube) will always converge in perspective. However, as I said before, this will be explained better in the 250 box challenge.

Great job! You've made a lot of progress in this lesson.

Next Steps:

Move on to the 250 box challenge!

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##### 6:51 AM, Tuesday October 10th 2023

Congratulations on completing the 250 box challenge! This is a very difficult challenge which takes a lot of patience and dedication so feel proud.

Overall, you improved a lot over the course of this challenge. This is especially true when I compare the first six boxes to the later boxes like #103 and #240, which are some of my favorites.

One problem, though, is that even in the later boxes, some of your lines are still diverging (such as the orange lines in #245). In the future, make sure you try your best to not let your lines diverge since parallel lines will always converge in perspective (even if only a little). This diagram is a useful reminder for how the angles of the lines in a set should relate to each other: https://i.imgur.com/8PqQLE0.png

Other than that, great job, and good luck with the rest of Drawabox!

Next Steps:

Move on to Lesson 2!

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##### 6:00 AM, Monday October 9th 2023

Congratulations on completing lesson 1! I will try to give some feedback on your homework.

Your superimposed lines appear to be drawn confidently in one motion, which is good. Your lines have fraying at the ends, but that is okay at this stage. One thing is that your longer superimposed lines are curving more than your shorter ones. Make sure you draw these from the shoulder and not the elbow. If you still feel like you tend to curve your lines even when drawing from the shoulder (which is very common), consider consciously arcing your lines in the opposite direction. Uncomfortable talks about this more in-depth in the Ghosted Lines homework under the section "Mistake: Arcing lines."

Most of your ghosted lines are drawn confidently, and you do a good job of connecting both dots. There are a couple which are wobbly, but this will improve with time as you continue to build muscle memory. The same is true with your ghosted planes.

Both of your ellipse tables and ellipses in planes are drawn very well in my opinion. You do a good job of drawing through your ellipses and keeping them within the boundaries of the box/plane. Also, your ellipses in funnels are done well and have good alignment for the most part.

Your plotted perspective is good, although many of the back vertical lines of the boxes do not line up with the back corners of the boxes. However, this is hard to avoid as small errors build up while drawing lines back to the vanishing point.

In your rough perspective, a lot of the lines are not converging towards the vanishing point. Don't worry, as this exercise is designed to be difficult, and your ability to draw converging lines will improve with the 250 box challenge.

Your rotated boxes are very well done, especially considering this is the hardest exercise of lesson 1. Most of the boxes are rotating correctly. My only critique is that the line-work can be improved. Continue to use the ghosting method and include ghosting lines as a part of your warm-ups in the future.

Lastly, your organic perspective does a good job of using foreshortening to create 3D space. However, many of your boxes have sets of lines that are diverging instead of converging. An example is the front box in the second panel, where some of the lines are moving away from each other, creating a distorted look. Again, this will get better while doing the 250 box challenge.

Overall, great start, and best of luck with the rest of your Drawabox journey.

Next Steps:

Move on to 250 Box Challenge!

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##### 1:46 AM, Monday October 9th 2023

Hello! I was looking through my past critiques and I saw that I didn't have lesson 1 marked as complete. I realized that this was because I had forgotten to reply to your critique with the revisions you requested. I am very sorry. Here is a link to my revised ellipses in planes and funnels: https://imgur.com/a/S8tAWbU If you have time can you give me some feedback?

##### 10:23 PM, Monday September 4th 2023

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