Basics Brawler

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  • Basics Brawler
    2:44 AM, Monday March 7th 2022

    Hi, thanks for replying to my post..

    I've repeated elipses in planes exercises and I've also taken the picture before drawing the elipses on top of it.

    Here is the link:

    Yours Sincerely,


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    8:41 AM, Sunday March 6th 2022

    Congratulations for "finishing" the first lesson of DAB.

    Your drawings have no problem and you're drawing very confidently.. But, have you done Plotted Perspective and Rotated Boxes exercises?.. Because I can't seem to find those two in your link.

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