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    11:00 PM, Tuesday July 7th 2020

    Hi TKH

    Your ellipses look better. I think I can mark the lesson as complete!

    Next Steps:

    You can move on to the 250 Box Challenge. It's going to take a while to finish the challenge so don't forget to draw for fun as well.

    Good luck! :)

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    8:33 AM, Tuesday July 7th 2020

    Hi Nheee, great job on finishing Lesson 1.

    Your lines and ellipses are confident and show that you have good understanding on the concepts. Nothing particular to note here.

    For your boxes exercises, I would like to point out a couple of things.

    First of all, you should try to put more weight on the outer edges of your plotted boxes as mentioned here. I know it was optional, but I feel you could have pushed yourself a little more.

    Secondly, in the rotated boxes exercise, the edges of the boxes need to converge more towards each end they are rotating to. If you look at the second bottom row of boxes for example, the horizontal edges of the leftmost box seem to be converging to the right side instead of left. I think your boxes will improve as you work on the 250 Box Challenge.

    Next Steps:

    I think you're ready to move on, so your next step is the 250 Box Exercise.

    Good luck!

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    8:59 AM, Monday July 6th 2020

    Hi TKH, well done for finishing Lesson 1. Here are my thoughts on each section of your work.

    Lines

    Your lines are confident, straight, and connect the points accurately most of the time. Nothing particular to note here.

    Ellipses

    Your ellipses are smooth and confident, but you need to work just a little more on the table of ellipses. You should use the space better so that the ellipses are touching each other as well as the borders without overlapping. There are also some gaps here and there that you haven't filled in.

    In your ellipses in planes, there are a few that are not touching or overlapping the edges of the planes. Some ellipses don't seem to fit in the perspective of the planes that they are sitting on, but getting the perspective correct isn't our main focus in Lesson 1 so it should be fine.

    Boxes

    They look great in general. I like how you have put weight on the edges in your plotted boxes exercise.

    In the rotated boxes exercise, you have irregular gaps between the boxes. The gaps should be closer and consistent.

    Next Steps:

    I would like to ask you to do another page of table of ellipses, really focusing on making the ellipses touch each other and the border without floating in the space. You should at the same time try to maintain the smoothness.

    Once you reply to this thread with the completed revision, I can mark this lesson as complete and you can move onto the 250 Box Challenge.

    When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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    1:47 AM, Thursday July 2nd 2020

    Hi Blinky, good job on finishing Lesson 1.

    These are my thoughts on your homework exercises.

    Lines

    Your straight lines look confident, and the points are connected most of the time. There are a few arching lines which could be improved by rotating the paper before you draw a line to find a more comfortable angle to draw, and using your shoulders more. As mentioned in the lesson notes, also try to arch to the opposite direction.

    The curves tend to be wobbly here, but as I see your curves in the other exercises, you're improving.

    Ellipses

    Ellipses in planes: Although there are a few bumpy ones here and there, they generally have smooth lines. There are also a few floating ones, but most of them are touching the edges nicely.

    Table of ellipses: The line quality could be improved as they are quite wobbly. The ellipses are within the bounds most of the time, so well done for that.

    Funnels: Some ellipses are slanted or off-center. You should always be aware of the center line you've drawn as you draw. The ellipses are touching each other without many overlaps and I think your line quality here is better than before.

    Boxes

    Plotted perspective: Everything looking good. I suppose you could have drawn more boxes, but it doesn't really matter as long as you've got the hang of how vanishing points work.

    Rough perspective: A few vertical lines are slanted. In this exercise all vertical lines should be drawn perpendicular to the horizon line.

    Rotated boxes: The boxes at the far ends should converge more towards the vanishing points. If you look at the bottommost left and right boxes for example, their vertical edges are almost parallel rather than going towards the vanishing point. Look where the vertical edges of the bottom center box converge to and you'll see what I mean. If I wasn't very clear, you could have a look at the lesson note for the rotated boxes exercise and see the the boxes on the far ends converge towards each vanishing point. I personally found this to be the hardest exercise in Lesson 1, so well done on finishing it!

    Organic perspective: You've came up with some dramatic and interesting compositions. Your boxes should improve over time as you tackle the next exercise, the 250 box challenge.

    I hope this helped!

    Next Steps:

    You should move onto the 250 Box Challenge

    And it's a good idea to keep practicing your lines and curves and ellipses before you draw anything.

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