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##### 2:09 AM, Monday January 30th 2023

Thank you for you time and guidance

##### 3:10 AM, Wednesday January 25th 2023

Its alright I didn't wait that long for the reply, and I'm willing to do as many as it takes to understand.

that example box did made things make sense, I wasn't sure if I was doing it right on the first box but I caught on and I think the rest were done properly

##### 5:40 AM, Sunday January 22nd 2023

Alright here are my extra pages, boxes 1 2 and 3 are the ones where I tried to keep the vanishing point inside the page

##### 10:42 PM, Wednesday January 18th 2023

Thank you for the feedback, its been a while since I did these so a few more is something I'm looking forward to actually, I just have some questions before getting to work

Is it 6 boxes total or 6/page?

Also would the first page look something like a page from lesson 1 like rough perspective or just pick a point on the page and simply plot the boxes to that point?

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##### 10:49 PM, Friday January 13th 2023

Hello and good job getting through lesson 1, I'll be checking your homework today, I'll break it down into sections

Lines

You did good at stopping on your ghosted lines, in later exercies you seem to worry about making the mark too much and your lines didn't come out as confident as they could be.

Ellipses

The circles are okay, I suggest you go for the 3rd loop when doing ellipses in the future and take a little more time to ghost as well as using your whole arm.

Boxes

Your rough perspective is off the mark a little too often, some of the lines aren't very clear or not marked, either way its hard to tell, but the rest of the exercises are pretty good

Next Steps:

Before moving on I'll need 1 page of Rough Perspective from you, Try not to go past the horizon line when checking with the ruler line, also keept your boxes in the middle of the horizon or above/below it, it will make it easier to ghost the box lines with the vanishing point, they deform a little too much otherwise, you'll get plenty of practice later, I just need to make sure you understood the assignment.

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##### 9:36 PM, Tuesday January 10th 2023

Hello and well done getting through the first lesson, I'll be checking your homework today

Lines

Lines are a bit wobbly but they seem confident and you understand the ghosting method, its easy to forget to do this for every mark and its sometimes a bit tedious, but during warm ups and practcie it should be applied as it will improve all your marks.

Ellipses

You seem to have gone over some of the larger circles more than 3 times, 2-3 is the range, remember to take your time and keep a steady motion, it doesn't have to strain you as long as its one fluid movement.

Boxes

Rough perspective is always rough on the outside boxes, well done hitting the mark, you'll get lots of practice in the next step of your journey so I'll consider this lesson a pass.

Next Steps:

Feel free to move on to the 250 Box Challenge while waiting for the badge for this lesson, try to do a page of ghosted lines every few days at your leisure or use the ghosting method with many of the warm-up routines found online.

The following are my recommendations and NOT a part of the Draw-A-Box program.

Try to take on one of the 30 day drawing challenges, Marc Burnet has one on youtube, and there's another one called "You can draw in 30 days" By Mark Kistler, you can find that one on a book on an online pdf website.

I used a video called "82 | Some Drawing Exercises" by Telepurte for my warm-up routine, they can be done quickly in under 5 mintues and if nothing else, should be the one thing you should do every day (if nothing else) if you want to improve.

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##### 9:29 AM, Monday January 9th 2023

It started to make a little bit more sense to me after the 100th box or so, as long as all the lines converge on a 3- point perspective kind of way you're doing it right

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##### 10:52 AM, Sunday January 8th 2023

Good job on getting through the first lesson, I'll be checking your homework today.

Lines

Lines are overall confident which is great, there is a bit or curving at the start and ends of some of them, as long as you're aware of this when drawing marks and correct yourself you'll be fine.

Ellipses

Ellipses are good but its sometimes hard to tell how many times your went around, mainly because they were done in pencil

Boxes

On rought perspective your outside boxes aren't hitting the mark because they are not distorted enough, to give the illusion of depth, the sides of the boxes will look more like trapezoids than squares, you did a great job ghosting lines on previous exercises so maybe you didn't go all the way to the vanishing point, keep in mind that when it comes to 1 point perspective the only "normal" looking shapes are the ones facing the viewer.

Next Steps:

You can move on to the 250 Box Challenge while waiting for the badge for this lesson, congratulations, just make sure to use a pen for future homework submissions, even if its not a fine point, its easier to spot mistakes for those checking your work and as things get more complicated, that helps you in the long run

The following are my personal recommendations and NOT part of the Draw-A-Box program

Your pen control is decent enough for me to recommend gesture drawing at this point in your journey, I believe you are ready to focus more on the details and general shapes of other subjects, if you can learn to observe as an artist, you will improve much faster than simply doing warm-ups.

Tackle on the many 30-day drawing challenges to refine your understanding of the fundamentals, Marc Brunet has a video on youtube on this, it helps with understanding perspective.

You can also take a gander at one of the PDF library websites and find some drawing books that catch your eye, focus on the sections that mention line art and trace if you need to, its a good way to understand more complex shapes and strokes.

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##### 9:56 AM, Sunday January 8th 2023

Good job on getting through the first lesson I'll be checking your homework today.

Lines

You lines are incredibly wobbly, I'm not sure if you misunderstood the ghosting method or simply need more practice, remember that a confident line is more important in draw-a-box than an accurate one, its okay to go slightly beyond your marked dots so long as the line in between is mostly straight

Ellipses

Elipses are alright, remember to use the shoulder and take your time when ghosting the circles, you want to get a fluid motion using your whole arm before drawing them

Boxes

The only exercise I have some concerns with is rough perspective, I can't really tell where your point is on the horizon line, the lines go a little too far and they seem to be all over the place, not really converging on one point, remember to ghost your line all the way to the point on the horizon before marking it down for the box, if you need to, make the dot on the horizon line bigger, that helps with keeping your eyes on track.

Next Steps:

Before moving on I'll require 1 Page of Ghosted Lines and 1 Page of Rough Perspective

Take your time to use the ghosting method on pretty much every mark you make, don't rush it and take breaks if you need, I suggest watching Uncomfortable's video on the ghosting method if you are not sure if you're doing it properly.

And remember: Confident lines are correct, accurate lines come with time and practice

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##### 8:34 AM, Saturday January 7th 2023

Hello, I hope it hasn't been too long for you, I've been looking back at all the homework submissions and they are really backed up for a while.

Good news: I'll be checking your homework today, breaking it down into sections.

Lines

I can see you're going off course towads the end of some lines, as long as you're aware of this and try to correct your future lines you'll be fine.

Ellipses

You did great with the size of the ellipses, but did stop short on a few of them, you want to try to go over them fully at least twice, no more than 3

Boxes

Rough perspective is a bit far off on some of the boxes, make sure you're ghosting to the vanishing point as often as you need before making the marks

Next Steps:

You may work on the 250 box challenge while waiting for the badge for this lesson, remember to keep to the 50/50 rule, even when studying outside of draw a box, taking that time to draw for yourself is a crucial habit to take on as an artist

The following are my personal recommentaions and are NOT part of the Draw-A-Box program

There should be a few 30-day drawing challenges on the web, I did one by Marc Brunet on youtube and by applying the techniques from this lesson you will see an improvent if not a bit more understanding after getting through it

There is also a few PDF library websites you can find free art books in, I suggest picking a few that you like and tracing some of the line art examples, then doing an extra page without directly tracing it, you can also do this with other media like photos

You can also try to find landscapes and figure out where the horizon line is, finding a building and then trying to find where the vanishing point is, its a great exercise to do a few times if you are struggling with perspective.

Finally, while waiting for homework to be checked in the future, you might want to look into gesture drawing, using 2-5 minute poses, doing a few of these a week is great for developing your observation skills.

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