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    12:59 AM, Wednesday December 15th 2021

    Wowie, ok.

    Really good improvement on both of these.

    For Rough Perspective, your lines are still a bit curved. But don't sweat it, you got better with it compared to last time. I'm sure if you keep at it your lines will get straighter. Nice work.

    For Rotated Boxes, really nice job! It's clear you put more effort putting your boxes closer (and in turn it became easier to put the lines down). Lines are way straighter this time around. Nice effort!

    Next Steps:

    There's nothing much else I could recommend, so I'd say you can move onto the 250 Box Challenge.

    Keep in mind though that it's a lot trickier to determine where the Vanishing Points (for each individual box) are in this challenge than it is in any of these exercises.

    Do expect to have some blunders, especially the first, 50? boxes. You'll get better as you observe your mistakes.

    If anything, doing the box exercises as warm-ups might as help as well. Do your best!

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    6:51 PM, Friday November 26th 2021

    Wow, these look really good. Really amped up on the confidence! Keep at it. If you lose confidence again, step back, and regain it.

    Yeah, the ellipses are a pain to ghost sometimes. So it's understandable that it brings out the worst in you. (To be honest, I got irritated on ellipses too.) But it looks like you let loose and smooth on these ellipses, so great improvement!

    Glad I was able to help out!

    Next Steps:

    Rough Perspective (at least 2 frame)

    Rotated Boxes (or at least half of it)

    The more I realized it, I should have requested revisions on these too. So, just to be sure you've got a decent idea on boxes (before moving onto the 250 Box Challenge), I'd like you to do at least a revision on each.

    If you feel rushed to complete these, that's okay. Just slow down a bit when you do catch yourself rushing. Although we're aiming to be efficient at drawing, we need to take learning very delicately. So if you have the time, do take as much as needed to tackle these spatial challenges. Good luck!

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    4:47 PM, Thursday November 25th 2021

    Third time I'm critiquing somebody, alrighty


    Superimposed Lines seems confident enough. Though I do see that your lines arc a bit. This might be due to sitting/drawing position.

    Ghosted Lines looks alright. Ghosting lines means to plan out your lines, and to know roughly what specific motion your shoulder needs to make to make the mark you're working on. It looks as though you're doing the execution step correctly (making the stroke, with confidence), but you might have not prepared enough for the line you're going to draw. If anything, you shouldn't rush the preparation phase of ghosting. Preparation lets your arm know what it's supposed to do.

    Ghosted Planes looks really good. From the looks of it, you did more preparation, resulting in straighter lines. Nice job. You might want to work on less undershooting/overshooting. Practice on the timing of lifting your pen as it moves past the end point.


    The Tables of Ellipses look rough. But this is the first time you're ghosting something other than a line, so don't be hard on yourself. I'd say you should ghost/prepare more, and when you're executing the mark, relax. Don't think too much on how it's going to turn out. Just let your arm do its thing, and press onward.

    You might be worrying too much on accuracy. Do keep in mind that you should prioritize confidence over everything else. If your ellipse overshoots but it's smooth, that's pretty good. I can see you got better with it, so just let focus on confidence more.

    The Ellipses in Planes looks decent. There are some cases where you let your arm do its thing, and there are some where you tried controlling where your pen goes. Again, confidence is a needful choice for smooth strokes.

    Funnels look pretty good. Though some look like you hesitated, it looks like you got more confident. Nice job.


    Plotted Perspective is done right.

    Rough Perspective looks rough. I'm seeing a lot more curving in your lines. If that is due to hesitation, it's understandable, as you're worrying about more than just lines in this exercise. If anything, do not forget the ghosting method and its purpose. It's meant to prepare you for the best mark possible. Also, don't be afraid of overlapping lines/boxes.

    Rotated Boxes looks iffy. Nice job on straighter lines. Your gaps weren't narrow enough to use neighboring lines to guess off of. You might want to spend more time planning. Really put more thought onto the points of your lines.

    Organic Perspective looks pretty good. Though you shouldn't be putting extra lines for just one mark. Your lines got straighter though, nice work at your first time on this spatial problem.


    Really work on confidence. When you're ready to make a mark, really make sure you're ready to trust your arm to do its best. You should be able to commit to the motion you're going to make. Any and all opportunity to make a mistake passes by as you make the mark, so just keep pushing onward with confidence. This may need more preparation in the ghosting. If you're rushing it, don't. It's better to make a few confident strokes than many wobbly lines.

    Drawing confidently is a choice. You might want to take a piece of paper and just draw random lines. This will tell you that you can pull off smooth strokes if you just let your arm do it.

    I'm also seeing some comments you made on your own work. Again, do not be hard on yourself. This is our first time playing with these concepts, so we should only strive for doing things the best of our current ability. If you fail horribly, that's okay. Some of these exercises are meant for us to flop the first time.

    Next Steps:

    Ghosted Lines - Find roughly one good motion you could do, and stick to it when you're executing the mark.

    Table of Ellipses - Work on confidence, then accuracy. Once you have confidence down, you can focus on what you need to snugly fit the ellipse.

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    5:10 PM, Thursday November 18th 2021

    Second time I'm giving feedback, let's do this


    Superimposed lines are looking solid. Don't see any hesitation. Keep that confidence up!

    Ghosted Lines are looking confident as well. Next step would be to work on accuracy. If you do lose confidence on the way, step back, work with confidence again, and then strive for accuracy again.

    The lines on the Ghosted Planes are looking straighter. That's good. I'd suggest striving for straighter lines next. Imagine/plan the line out before ghosting. Then go through the motion, roughly finding one specific straight motion to make that specific mark.


    Tables of Ellipses look pretty good. Most if not all ellipses are confidently drawn, nice job.

    Same to say for Ellipses in Planes. Next step would be to evening out the proportions of each end of the major axis (the wider span).

    Funnels look confident as well. Might want to try striving for accuracy next. Again, if you lose the confidence, work on getting it back before anything else.


    Organic Perspective is done right.

    Rough Perspective looks, rough. You might have lost confidence, or not ghosted enough with each line. Not sure if I'm right on this, but ghosting a straight line is done to find one (almost roughly straight) motion that feels just right/advantageous enough for the line you're working on. I'd say it's normal that your lines got rough here though, as there is more to worry about more than just the lines. So don't sweat it too much.

    Rotated Boxes looks really good. Lines got WAY straighter (sorry, I'm not looking at the album as a whole, I'm seeing this exercise by exercise >.< ), nice job on that.

    Organic Perspective looks iffy. But this is where we first do guesswork for how we draw each line. So nice job trying at it with this spatial problem.


    Overall, good job. You kept your confidence up through an impressive deal of the lesson. Again, next steps would be to work on accuracy. Take some time to meticulously plan out each line/motion. What helps me is to imagine the line resulting from the two endpoints. Then trying my best to find one motion (or, the more I think of it, a range of motions) that work.

    Next Steps:

    The 250 Box Challenge. Give it your all, both your best at confidence and accuracy! Though, do not be afraid to learn something new about drawing boxes or, yourself (honest to goodness I lost my patience at some point doing it x-x ), when going through it. I just learned that even when you hit box 250, you'll run into mistakes. What matters is that you strive to fix those mistakes. So they become less frequent/obvious. Do your best!

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    12:55 AM, Tuesday November 16th 2021

    (This is my first time giving feedback, feel free to take this with a grain of salt)


    Superimposed lines are pretty good. You're not fraying on both ends, and you're purposefully letting your muscle memory/arm do its best.

    Ghosted Lines got better over time. If you're going back to this exercise, I'd say ghost a bit more than you did the first time.

    Ghosted Planes are also pretty good. Though I did notice some arcing/curving lines here and there. Like the lines, keep ghosting. Really make sure your arm got the idea before making


    Your Tables of Ellipses got better as you went. Admittedly, ghosting ellipses is really hard/confusing. If anything, make the movement of your arm natural. Let your arm do its best, even if it means to undershoot/overshoot a bit.

    Ellipses in Planes look a little rough, but it's your first time. So I'd ghost more if you haven't done so. This might also be due to drawing position. So you might want to work on that.

    Funnels also look a bit rough. Other than ghosting (I know, I've been saying that a lot), I'd say work on prioritizing confidence over accuracy. Once you got confidence down, then you can work on fitting the ellipse snugly.


    Plotted Perspective: Though it's generally not the important exercise, you might want to go back and do 2-3 frames of it.

    Rough Perspective: Good job on keeping your width lines parallel and your height lines perpendicular. Might want to experiment by overlapping your boxes and trying different sizes.

    Rotated Boxes: Did a pretty decent job. When going back to this exercise, I'd say work on keeping your gaps narrow.

    Organic Perspective: You did really good on keeping convergences. Nice pushing through.


    On the whole, you did a good job playing with the concepts written.

    Be a little more patient/conscious of when you're ready to make the mark. If you are making roughly different motions each time you ghost, work on getting one motion down pat for the mark you're going to make. Again, sitting/drawing postion might be part of this.

    Next Steps:

    Because plotted perspective isn't a big deal of an exercise, I think I'm okay in saying you are free to move on. I recommend using lines exercises as warm-ups to work on confidence. If not, the 250 Box Challenge can help in regards to smooth strokes.

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