## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 7:56 PM, Friday January 27th 2023

Great job on getting through lesson 1! Before I critique your lesson I just wanted to point out that your missing one page of rough perspective, but that's all that's missing.

First off, your lines look pretty good so far, but remember that for the ghosted lines exercise you should plot two points - one for where you start and one for where you end. This is to give you direction in your mark making and not just the actual marking.

Second, your ellipses also look good. On the first page of tables of ellipses there were a couple of ellipses you didn't draw through a second, but it looks in the second page you remembered to do so.

Lastly, your boxes are getting there, but it seems they don't want to rotate for you. The rotated boxes exercise is especially hard, but you should still try and think about how they rotate at different perspectives and how the edges and vertexes get smaller as the sides that aren't facing you turn away.

Next Steps:

When you get the last page of rough perspective done you should be able to move onto the 250 box challenge and have lesson 1 marked as complete. Good luck!

##### 2:44 PM, Saturday February 4th 2023

Thank you for the critique, do you have any tips for the rotated boxes? I’m having a difficult time trying to get certain perspectives that I want on the page.

##### 9:50 PM, Monday February 6th 2023

Theres a link in the lesson that gives you a random y, which is how you should start your boxes. the rest you just fill in. I only recommend doing it a couple times instead of relying on it though. Other than that you just figure it out the more you do it. I would also recommend drawing different lengths on the first three legs of the "y".

heres the link for the random y generator https://tasty-tangy-meeting.glitch.me/

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