## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 1:41 PM, Tuesday July 6th 2021

The first few exercises were done with a slightly worn out pen, but I bought a better pen for the later exercises. I also did the Ellipses in Planes exercise on top of the Ghosted Planes exercise if that's okay. I never knew drawing lines and boxes could be so hard. Please don't hold back on the critiques. I can take it all!

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##### 3:08 PM, Wednesday July 7th 2021

hey, you did well on lesson 1.

lines:

your superimposed lines initially had a lot of fraying but you tightened that up a lot on your second page. good job. you also (on your second page only) took the time to start in the exact same spot for each set of lines, which adds a lot to the solidity of this exercise. your longer sets of lines started fraying almost immediately, though. i would do a few more of these in your spare time and focus on diagnosing the problem. you can learn a lot by observing yourself with an external, constructive mindset!

your ghosted lines look great. slight curvature but for the most part very accurate. i've seen a few people overshoot their lines - you stopped at the correct distance almost every time. kudos.

your planes are ok. many of your lines seem dented, like you changed course in the middle of them. my theory is that you were thinking of the entire plane while making each line, so you overthought it. in the 250 box challenge, your next step, it is vital to treat each line individually, to plot out points and THEN make your lines (scyllastew has a great vid on this that seriously helped my boxes). i feel like the lines in your planes weren't the same lines i saw in your ghosted lines excersize, you know? plot out points, and treat each line individually, like you did in that exercise. i assume you've already experimented with rotating the page and finding the most comfortable angle to make lines, but if you haven't, that is also vital, and it will aid in treating your lines individually. one more thing - i would've liked to see some more extreme angles with the planes. you attempted a few, but you didn't experiment as much as you could have.

ellipses:

your tables of ellipses look great. very well done. especially the second page, excellent control. made me say "damn!" out loud when i scrolled down lol. having great ellipses will definitely pay off.

your planes of ellipses look good. they're adequate. seeing some planes with more dynamic angles would've been cool, but i said that. you certainly have the control over your ellipses to 'fill in' any plane you draw, so do a few more with greater angles.

very neat funnels. good axis control. these look fine.

boxes:

your plotted perspective boxes seem a little off. make sure that the vertical lines are perfectly vertical. look at the box on the bottom-right of the page - that back corner placement is odd, and that's because of that vertical line being shifted.

rough perspective was well done though. i partially believe that this was because you kept your boxes (in each frame) so similar in terms of proportion, and you didn't experiment with the vanishing point that much (you could have moved it more towards the left or right). you kept the height and width lines vertical and horizontal for the most part so that adds a lot. and it might not seem like it but you were pretty accurate with your estimations.

the rotated box exercise is meant to kick your ass but you handled it pretty well. i don't have much to say about this. the rotation wasn't consistent in each quadrant but it looks alright. the box's proportions in the bottom right are vastly different than any other box, though - it's meant to be identical, just rotated.

half of your organic perspecive exercise lacks in depth. frames 3, 4, and 5 look good but the rest don't have enough size contrast between the boxes. the box size in frame 6 varies nonuniformly.

Next Steps:

move onto the 250 box challenge! you have some solid drawing skills, very promising. buckle up and commit! you can do this.

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##### 5:19 PM, Tuesday July 6th 2021

Looks good! I wish I could say more but I just finished lesson 1 myself! Id say for things that you could work on is... probably ellipses? they seem to be uneven and more blob like, but I know youll improve!! wishing you the best of luck!! :D

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