Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

2:28 PM, Monday July 4th 2022

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Hi there, I just finished lesson 1 so would like to know your opinion about my training is it ok or not

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6:35 PM, Wednesday July 6th 2022

Heya! Congratulations on finishing lesson 1. I'm Strauss and would be pleased to critique your work, i hope they can help you one way or another on your art journey. Now, i’ll divide this into 3 major sections, let us dive into it!


  • Super-imposes Lines look good. Confidently executed (which is our motto here). There is, of course, some fraying at the end but as long as it’s on the end-side only (meaning that you took your time to ghost every single line with care and precision), you’re good to go!

  • The Ghosted Lines are confidently executed too. For Drawabox, Confidence > Accuracy, and you nailed it well.

  • For Ghosted Planes, I can see some wobbly lines here and there, but overall good! I’m also pleased to see you take advantage of all the space that the page has given, plus, planes are being drawn in various sizes and angles, there’s variety in there, so nice job.


  • For Ellispses in Planes - Sometimes your ellipses either aren’t touching the corner and/or went over the base plane, but your ellipses are mostly being executed with confidence. Good job.

  • Tables Of Ellipses, overall great! Granted, there’s some overlapping and miscalculation here and there, but you’ve followed the instruction fairly well: Executed the ellipses with confidence, super-imposed them 2-3 times, and fit them tightly within the table bound.

  • The Funnels look solid too. Lines are confident. The minor axis being placed correctly, properly cut the ellipses in half.


  • Plotted Perspective: Solid work, nothing significant to note here.

  • For Rough perspective: Your lines are getting a little bit wobbly, but I can still see your attempt at making confident lines, so great! And here’s a rule of thumb: "width lines should be parallel to horizon and height lines perpendicular to the horizon”

  • Rotated Boxes: There’s a few thing to take note for this exercise. First, take a look again at the full example of “how it should look like”: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/example. And the issue of not drawing through boxes: https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/notdrawingthrough

  • Also please check out this imgur link: https://imgur.com/a/sMHuq1x

Of course, mistakes are bound to be happen, and I assure you that, Rotated Boxes is one of if not the most hardest exercise in Lesson 1, and you overcame the boss itself. Good job!

  • And for Organic Perspective: Very solid, Nice sizes/variety of boxes and the way they rotated in space.

Overall, you did great! You can now head to the 250 Box Challenge. Using (any) Lesson 1 homework as 15-30 mins warm-ups before diving in the assignment is recommended. Good luck.

Next Steps:

250 Box Challenge

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4:07 AM, Wednesday July 13th 2022

Thank you for your time and criticism, I made use of it and will use your advice

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