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    5:40 AM, Thursday August 6th 2020

    Hi Romnia,

    Congratulations on doing your first Drawabox lesson!

    Super Imposed Lines

    You did a great job at keeping the starting point of your lines consistent. Plus, I can tell that you're pulling your pen off of the page, rather than "stopping" it at its destination before removal. This is good because it keeps line fluidity! You do tend to taper and arch your lines at the end, but as long as you keep using your shoulder this will be greatly reduced in time.

    Ghosted Lines

    I can tell in your ghosted lines section that you're developing confidence in your stroke, which is great! There is still some arching and wobble at the end of the stroke. I strongly suggest that you take as much time as possible ghosting before you decide to execute your line. Always ghost only in the direction from your starting point to the target, never back and forth. This helps your arm muscles build proper memory! A confident and clean line that is inaccurate - is better than an accurate wobbly one.

    In the beginning of your lines I also notice a sort of "hook" arc, I also have this habit from time to time. In the moment you commit to your stroke, sometimes when you try to be confident by moving quickly, your fingers clutch the pen and curve the line. It is similar to when you begin to write your signature.

    I have found the best fix is to relax your grip and treat your hand as only the means of securing the pen, put the tension and focus on your elbow or shoulder. Make sure you are doing your best to lock your wrist and elbows up when you are trying to draw with your shoulder!

    Ghosted Planes & Ellipses in Planes

    I see that you decided to combine your Ellipses in Planes and Ghosted Planes exercise. Because they are two different exercises, I strongly suggest that you complete the two pages of just the ghosted planes! It is a great way of building mileage. You did a great job of ensuring you went over your ellipses twice! I notice on your second go-around you change course to try and fit the ellipses into the plane. Focus on keeping a smooth and consistent ellipses, then you can move on to accuracy!

    I could tell you took a lot of time in trying to make your line more straight and connect to the target dots. There is growth from your ghosted lines exercise, so keep it up!

    Tables of Ellipses & Ellipses Funnels

    In your tables of ellipses you do a good job of maintaining a tight shape with your lines. Some of the ellipses are not drawn through 2 or more times, but most are!

    Your ellipses are generally aligned to the minor axes of the funnels and your ellipses progressed in tightness!

    Rough Perspective

    You do a good job of keeping your horizontal lines as flat as the horizon line. Although, I notice that your line quality dips here and there for this exercise - this is most noticeable with your vertical/ diagonal lines. You put a lot of time into estimating how the line will meet the VP based on how you plotted your dots. I think what you need to do is spend more time ghosting these lines. It is important to take as much time as possible to prepare to make a clean line, and is readily encouraged.

    Rotated Boxes

    Congrats on facing the rotated box challenge! You do a good job of achieving a good degree of rotation around the axis. On some of your bottom boxes it seems you forgot to put some of the drawthrough lines of these boxes. Some of the gaps between your boxes do not remain consistent, which causes your boxes to seemingly pop out more than they should. Taking your time on each of these lines is very important in keeping your lines clean and confident! You are on your way!

    Organic Perspective

    You do a good job of letting the viewer see which boxes are closer and achieve a sense of these boxes flying towards them. I notice that after you use the y-method of generating your box, you do not place dots more down to ghost the rest of your lines. It is very important to ghost every single line! As I've said previously, take your time with this exercises so that you can gain confidence at a more consistent rate. Developing muscle memory is a slow process! Good job still!



    Next Steps:

    1. Take the time to do some more warm-up exercises with ghosted lines or ghosted planes!

    2. Move on to the 250 Box Challenge!

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    3:47 AM, Monday August 3rd 2020

    In this instance, for the 250 Challenge, each box will have their own set of vanishing points. These different vanishing points will be making up the scene. You determine these points by how you construct your first 2 planes. They are not rotated per se, as they all don't share a VP(s), but it is good to make the boxes in a wide variety of Y variations. From what I understand, it is at your discretion how many VPs you use. However, it seems that using 3 point perspective more often is what you should strive for, as it is more difficult to keep track of.

    I hope this helps you, good luck!



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