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    1:57 AM, Tuesday November 23rd 2021

    Hi Likela! I'm Eagle, and I'll be handling the feedback for your Lesson 1 today (hope you're still around to see it haha).

    LINES:

    Good. For the most part, your lines are confident and smooth, showing that you're using the ghosting method well. Some lines in ghosted planes begin to wobble a bit in an attempt to hit that plotted point - make sure to prioritise the smoothness of your lines over accuracy!

    ELLIPSES:

    Well done. Most of your ellipses are nice and smooth, and are already fairly accurate which is great. Note that a lot of these exercises are very handy as warm-up exercises going into the future - for example, in the funnels exercise, you could try varying the sizes a bit more now that your minor axis alignment is quite good. Keep up the good work.

    BOXES:

    Nice and neat in the plotted perspective exercise which is good to see. In rough perspective, a lot of students' lines start becoming a bit wobbly, probably because perspective is a tough concept to handle, and this is the case for you. Remember to maintain that consistent ghosting motion even when drawing freehand boxes. Valiant attempt at rotated boxes; if you ever come back to attempt it again later, try starting off with a much larger centre box - hopefully that will make things more manageable. On a similar note, in organic perspective, starting off with a much larger box would've given you a lot more room to convey the fact that the boxes shrink in size as they move away from you - don't be afraid for the boxes to overlap! However in terms of rotation, this exercise was done well.

    Overall, you're definitely ready to move onto the 250 boxes challenge (if you haven't done so already). Hope that helped, and good luck!

    Next Steps:

    Next step: 250 Boxes Challenge

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    5:50 AM, Monday November 22nd 2021

    Hi there Hollence! I'm Eagle, and I'll be providing some feedback on your work today. (Forgive us for taking this long, there are LOADS of new submissions every day)

    LINES:

    Good work with your lines. I liked how you made another set of Ghosted planes to draw your ellipses on - always good to do more practice! I can see that you're using the ghosting method well, as your lines are confident and smooth, but I did notice the longer lines being a bit arched at times - nothing major, just something to keep in mind. A possible solution is to consciously arch the other way.

    ELLIPSES:

    Again, you've shown good adherence to the ghosting method, keep it up! Smooth, confident ellipses are always better than not-so-smooth accurate ones. Accuracy will come with practice, and I personally come back to these ellipse exercises regularly to use as warm ups. If you choose to do the same, work on aligning that minor axis.

    BOXES:

    Good effort here. Some lines started becoming a bit wobbly, especially in Rough perspective. Make sure to keep using the ghosting method confidently with your boxes too. There's a lot of room for improvement in terms of perspective, but that's what the 250 boxes challenge is for! Remember that any set of parallel lines moving away from you to some degree, and will NEVER diverge.

    You're ready to move onto the 250 boxes challenge (if you haven't already done so haha). Hope that helped, and good luck!

    Next Steps:

    Next step: 250 Boxes Challenge

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    1:36 PM, Saturday November 20th 2021

    Hi Angian! I'm Eagle, and I'll be trying my best to provide some good feedback for you!

    It's sure been a while, hopefully this feedback serves as a nice surprise whenever you log back on. Note that a lot of the exercises in this lesson can be used as quick warm-ups down the track, as ghosting and drawing from the shoulder often take some time to get used to. I'll be dividing the feedback into three sections: lines, ellipses and boxes.

    LINES:

    Well done with Superimposed lines and Ghosted lines exercises! Perhaps you could try some longer curved lines in the superimposed lines exercise to mix things up. I noticed the occasional wobbly line in the Ghosted planes exercise, which usually means that there wasn't enough commitment to drawing the particular line - believe in your ghosting motions! But not to worry, as you'll get better over time, as long as you keep plotting and ghosting your lines for later lessons (especially the 250 boxes challenge). Overall, you did a good job with your lines.

    ELLIPSES:

    Your ellipses are not perfect, but I can see that you've persistently continued with the ghosting, which is great. Honestly, your accuracy in the Ellipses in planes exercise is already quite good, keep at it! For future attempts at the funnels exercise, you could try varying the degree of your ellipses (the "narrowness") more gradually, while maintaining the minor axis alignment. Doing this will help you down the track when we start thinking about applying perspective to ellipses (don't worry if that doesn't make any sense as of now).

    BOXES:

    Good job with Plotted perspective and Rough perspective. Remember to use those plotted lines in Rough perspective to improve; for example, the boxes further away from the vanishing point probably require the most attention. In terms of Rotated boxes, remember to draw in all of those far corner boxes, as well as draw through them. It'll make it more messy, but it will be well worth it. The organic perspective exercise was also well done, but there are a few boxes who's sides are not converging. But hey, that's what the 250 boxes challenge is for!

    Overall, I believe you've done a great job, and are ready to move onto the 250 boxes challenge. As I mentioned earlier, a lot of these exercises make for great warmups, I personally work on ellipses on time to time as I struggled with them back in Lesson 1. Hope that was helpful, and good luck!

    Eagle

    Next Steps:

    Onto the 250 boxes challenge

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    2:48 AM, Wednesday September 8th 2021

    Right oh, that makes sense. I did find ellipses quite difficult in general, so I might focus on them for now.

    Thanks for the advice Chiran! Hoping I can become a great critiquer like you one day!

    2:58 PM, Sunday September 5th 2021

    Thank you so much for your detailed feedback Chiran! I like the "box a day" idea; after having done 250, I think 1 box for warmup will be very manageable haha.

    However, I must admit that I haven't done any of the Lesson 1 exercises for a while now. How often and how much should I be revisiting those?

    8:54 AM, Monday June 28th 2021

    Got it, thanks guys!

    5:31 AM, Tuesday June 9th 2020

    Whoa I'm late... Thanks so much for the feedback Pedro!!!

    I'll take it all on board and be back bigger and better with the 250 boxes challenge!

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