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    9:31 AM, Saturday January 28th 2023

    Hello! I’ll be doing your critique today.

    Superimposed lines

    The lines are slightly wobbly and frayed at the end too, better on the second page.

    Ghosted lines

    Your lines aren’t very confident here either, make sure to ghost your lines and rotate your page as much as you need before making a smooth stroke.

    Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

    The lines have improved, and you’re looping the ellipses too, there is little overshooting but it’s very minor, the accuracy is very good but at this point in time try to keep your line smoother than accurate. I’ll talk about the second page since you have improved a lot from the first, there is only slight overshooting or undershooting but it’s mostly all good!

    Table of Ellipses

    You didn’t loop a lot of the ellipses on the first page but the second is fine. The overshooting is a little more noticeable. You’ll get better with practise.

    Funnels

    You’re doing better with the strokes and the funnels appear well-made. I’d say the smallest one on the top right is the best, smooth lines, nice placement.

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You followed the instructions correctly. There’s no distortion and the cross hatching is very clean.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    The lines are more confident now, it’s a little hard to see what’s happening since the red lines don’t end on the horizon line, but I suppose it’s good enough. You’ll get plenty of practice in the 250-box challenge to get comfortable with boxes

    Rotated Boxes

    Despite being a difficult exercise, you understood it pretty well! You’ve done a good job rotating the boxes and the overall shape came out quite round.

    Organic boxes

    Great portrayal of depth! The boxes aren’t rotating much but the variations are great, again the 250 box challenge will help you with this.

    Overall, you have done a good job. Don’t forget to use these exercises as a warm-up before drawing. It will improve your lines and perspective further.

    Next Steps:

    Move onto the 250 Box challenge.

    Use Lesson 1 exercises as a warm up (especially the superimposed lines exercise)

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    8:55 AM, Saturday January 28th 2023

    Hello! I’ll be doing your critique today.

    Superimposed lines

    The lines are slightly wobbly but the curves are a lot more confident. Try to focus more on the straightness of your strokes during this stage.

    Ghosted lines

    The lines look a lot better here! I’ve noticed that the lines made at an angle are more confident than the others, don’t be afraid to rotate the page as much as you need to.

    Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

    I’ll talk about the second page since you have improved a lot from the first, there is only slight overshooting or undershooting but it’s mostly all good!

    Table of Ellipses

    The undershooting is less noticeable the further down do, and the accuracy is improving too, great job here!

    Funnels

    You seem absolutely confident in your lines now!

    Seems like you had some trouble with the ellipses on the right of the minor axis, that aside they’re all mostly the same shape so when you practice drawing ellipses when you have the time try to experiment with different angles.

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You followed the instructions correctly. There’s no distortion. although no cross hatching either, but that’s alright.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    The lines are less confident again, then again, this exercise is pretty hard too. Don’t worry about the accuracy you’ll have plenty of time in the 250 box challenge to practise.

    Rotated Boxes

    Despite being a difficult exercise, you understood it pretty well! The main issue I can see is that some of the boxes on the last row aren’t rotating and there are some areas that should have been cross-hatched for clarity (the top and bottom of most boxes), aside from that you managed to make the overall image mostly round, good job!

    Organic boxes

    I see you understand the concept of depth, but a lot of the boxes have the same shape, and some of them aren’t following the line either.

    Overall, you have done a great job and understand your mistakes, the only thing to work on are the boxes which is your next lesson too. And don’t forget to use these exercises as a small warm-up before drawing. It will improve your lines and perspective further.

    Next Steps:

    Move on to 250 box challenge.

    Use lesson 1 exercises as a warm-up before drawing.

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    2:39 PM, Thursday December 22nd 2022

    Thank you very much for the reply!

    I'll keep what you said in mind and practise in-between lessons.

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    11:29 PM, Sunday November 6th 2022

    Hello! I’ll be doing your critique today

    Superimposed lines

    The lines are very shaky, but the shorter lines on the second page are better than most. Are you tensing your shoulder or trying very hard to be accurate? If so relax, the purpose of this lesson is to build confidence, not accuracy because you’ll get more accurate as you practice

    Ghosted lines

    You’ve done a significantly better job here! The lines are nice and straight and accurate as well, great use of the ghosting method

    Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

    The planes seem fine to me, you looped the ellipses twice or thrice which is good. the ellipses are overshooting in some planes but that’ll go away with time

    Table of Ellipses

    Same as the ghosted planes, I see some overshooting but it gets better on the second page, they stay mostly within the rows. Although some of the ellipses aren’t drawn through twice.

    Funnels

    Looks like you had some trouble with this at first since some ellipses are out of position but seems like you got the hang of it after a while. You seem absolutely confident in your lines now! Good job!

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You followed the instructions correctly. There’s no distortion, and the cross hatching is clean

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    The boxes on the first page look pretty great! They mostly came very close to the target

    You didn’t trace back all the lines on the second page but I checked, and they’re mostly good!

    Rotated Boxes

    This is a hard exercise but seems like you understood the concept well. The shape is a bit like a diamond on the top right quadrant, and like a cube on the left quadrants. But the top two quadrants have the best individual boxes. The bottom right quadrant has the best shape of the four as it makes it look spherical (The reason for the diamond shape is that the boxes are too long in some places). Overall, it’s clear that you paid close attention to the vanishing points and managed to make some clean-looking boxes. Great work!

    Organic boxes

    Great portrayal of depth, good overlapping, the shape of the boxes are pretty nice too, some look off but the loner boxes look mostly fine. And the boxes look like they’re rotating too

    I hope this was helpful, Good luck on your journey and on the 250 box challenge!

    Next Steps:

    • Warm up using the exercises in lesson 1

    • Move onto the 250 box challenge

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    10:40 AM, Saturday November 5th 2022

    Hi there, welcome to Drawabox!

    Superimposed lines

    The aim of the exercise is to prioritize the straightness and confidence of the lines more than the accuracy (try increasing stroke speed)

    Ghosted lines

    You seem more confident in the lines here but there’s still some wobble and arching in the lines, the lines tilted to the right are both accurate and confident so good job with that (Try to rotate the page as much as you want until you are comfortable)

    Ghosted planes

    The lines look way better now! Great work

    Ellipses in planes

    The ellipses are quite well made, some of the ellipses were undershooting on the first page, but it seems to be better on the second page.

    Table of Ellipses

    There is quite a bit of overlapping, but the shape of the ellipses are pretty good overall

    Funnels

    The funnels are done well, you did a good job aligning the ellipses to both axes.

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You followed the instructions correctly.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    The shape of the boxes are done well, don’t worry if all the lines don’t meet at the vanishing point since the lines of most boxes are meeting each other, this will be very useful in the 250 box challenge

    Rotated Boxes

    You made one extra layer of boxes. Aside from that, you seem to understand the purpose of the exercise and made some clean-looking boxes.

    Organic boxes

    Some of the boxes are repeating. but once you start the 250 box challenge you will get better.

    I hope this was helpful, good luck on your journey and on the 250 box challenge!

    Next Steps:

    Move onto the 250 box challenge

    Don't forget to use the superimposed lines and ghosted lines exercise to warm up

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    10:13 AM, Friday October 28th 2022

    Welcome to draw a box!

    Superimposed lines

    The lines are reaching the points accurately but the strokes are quite shaky, try to prioritize the straightness of the line over the accuracy because that will improve as you keep practicing. The lines can become shaky if your arm is too tense, try to rotate the page until you're comfortable and increase the stroke speed if it helps.

    Ghosted lines

    Same as superimposed lines.

    Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

    The ellipses are quite accurate but like the lines they too are wobbly.

    Table of Ellipses

    Most ellipses are toughing the walls and they aren’t overlapping which is good.

    Funnels

    The ellipses are aligned, but you seem to struggle with the ones on the end.

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You followed the instructions correctly.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    You are repeating lines quite a bit, and if the perspective is giving you trouble then don’t rush yourself, take a step back and think about how the lines will join the vanishing point, don’t worry too much about the shape of the box that will get better when you start working on the 250 box challenge.

    Rotated Boxes

    It looks like you understand how the + part of the box works but you seem to be having trouble with the corners, Don’t worry if it looks off this exercise is difficult and you’ll get better once you learn more about perspective.

    Organic boxes

    Some of the boxes are repeating. but again, once you start the 250 box challenge you will get better.

    Before moving on to the 250 box challenge I’d like you to revise 1 page of superimposed lines to improve the wobble and 1 page of rough perspective since it looks a bit rushed. I hope this was helpful!

    Next Steps:

    1 page of Superimposed lines

    1 page of Rough perspective boxes

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    10:08 AM, Thursday October 27th 2022

    Hello and welcome to drawabox!

    Superimposed lines

    Your lines have no fraying and are meeting at the two points accurately but the lines are wobbly, your lines will become more accurate as you keep practicing so prioritize the straightness of the lines (try to increase the stroke speed if it helps).

    Ghosted lines

    Same as superimposed lines, but it looks a lot better on the second page.

    Ghosted planes

    Seems like you are starting to get the hang of the lines at this point, slight arching but overall, they are great.

    Table of Ellipses

    There is a lot of overlap on the first page but you got significantly better on the second one, the ellipses are nice and tight, some of them don’t quite touch the walls but there isn’t much overshooting when they do.

    Ellipses in planes

    This exercise is done very well!

    Funnels

    There is some overlap and some ellipses are loose but it’s fine overall.

    Plotted Perspective Boxes

    You understood the exercise well.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    You’re repeating some lines, once you put down a stroke don’t change it, overall, it looks like you mostly got the hang of it by the second page since only a couple of lines are too far from the vanishing point.

    Rotated Boxes

    The first try was fine enough but despite being a hard exercise you did really well on your second try!

    Organic boxes

    The boxes on the first page don’t seem to rotate much but you fixed that as well as the shape of the boxes on the second page

    You are doing great so far, I hope this was helpful. Good luck on your journey and on the 250 box challenge!

    Next Steps:

    Use the Superimposed lines and ghosted lines as a warmup before starting

    Move on to the 250 box challenge

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    4:22 PM, Wednesday October 26th 2022

    Hello and welcome to drawabox!

    Superimposed lines

    The lines aside from fraying seem to be arching a little (but that will be fixed with practice, the shorter lines are better but there is no wobbling in any of them which is great!

    Ghosted lines

    It looks like you sacrificed the straightness of the lines for accuracy, accuracy can be fixed with practice so try to keep your strokes confident like in the superimposed lines exercise.

    Funnels

    Most of the ellipses are aligned to the axis. but they are overlapping a little and some of them (mostly the ones at the end) don’t touch the funnel wall

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    It’s great to see that the horizontal lines are parallel to the horizon, but you repeated some of the vertical lines (If you are having trouble drawing vertical lines then try rotating the page as much as necessary. Even if the lines don’t come out the way you wanted them to, treat them as if they are right, you’ll improve your accuracy in time.

    Rotated Boxes

    This is a hard exercise so I won't say much about it. the boxes seem to be meeting back at the same vanishing point and some of them are too distant from each other.

    Organic boxes

    The boxes are repeating so it doesn’t feel like it’s rotating alot. but once you start the 250 box challenge you will get better.

    I couldn’t find the Ghosted Planes, Ellipses in planes, Table of Ellipses, or plotted perspective boxes on your album, did you upload them?

    I hope this was helpful, you are doing a good job so far!

    Next Steps:

    2 filled pages of the Ghosted Planes

    2 filled pages of the Ellipses in Planes

    2 filled pages of the Tables of Ellipses

    1 filled page of the Plotted Perspective

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    2:03 PM, Wednesday October 26th 2022

    Superimposed lines

    The arcs and horizontal lines are better especially the shorter ones. The vertical lines are fraying quite a bit (try to rotate the page) and the lines seem to wobble at the end (but that will be fixed with practice).

    Ghosted lines

    It seems like you are not confident in some of the tilted lines as there is some wobble, but most of them are are straight are quite accurate.

    Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

    The planes on the first page are made quite well, some of the tilted angles are overshooting a little, but it seems to be a little better on the second page.

    Table of Ellipses

    Same as the ghosted planes, I see some overshooting and overlapping but it gets better on the second page.

    Funnels

    The funnels are very well made, you did a good job aligning the ellipses to the axis and the shape is quite on point.

    Plotted Perspectice Boxes

    You repeated a few lines, but overall followed the instructions correctly.

    Rough Perspective Boxes

    You are repeating lines quite a bit, try using the horizon line as a reference to plot the boxes then ghost the lines until you are confident (Keep the width of the box parallel to the horizon line and the length of the box at a 90 degree angle). If you feel stuck then take a step back, relax your shoulder and once you draw a line don't change it.

    Rotated Boxes

    This is a hard exercise so I won't say much about it. You will get a better once you start working on the 250 box challenge

    Organic boxes

    Some of the boxes are repeating. but again, once you start the 250 box challenge you will get better.

    I hope this was helpful, Good luck on your journey and on the 250 box challenge!

    Next Steps:

    Use the Superimposed lines exercise and the Ghosted lines exercise to warm up before starting.

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    1:00 PM, Wednesday October 26th 2022

    I agree, I would also suggest rotating the page and ghosting the lines until you are comfortable, try relaxing your shoulder a bit, maybe changing the speed of your strokes might help with the wobble. Good luck on your journey!

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