## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 9:18 PM, Saturday April 2nd 2022

the beginning of the end of my fear of sharing my homework! take that fears!

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##### 9:44 AM, Sunday April 3rd 2022

Hi Wyvernall, and welcome aboard. Good job reaching the end of Lesson 1 and working up the courage to submit your work for critique. It sucks to have your mistakes pointed out, but it's also necessary for growth. Since the lesson comes in three parts, I'll deliver my critique in the same way.

Lines

Your Ghosted Lines are looking pretty good; your linework is fairly confident and I'm not seeing much fraying at the starting point, so you're clearly taking care as well. There's a little bit of wobble in the lines but you'll iron that out with practice (and based on your later work, this is already coming along nicely). Your Plotted Lines and your Ghosted Planes are looking good, with lines that are both smooth and accurate, and no sign of repeated lines.

Ellipses

Your Ellipses in Boxes are quite good as well. Your linework is very smooth and, while there are places here and there where your ellipses overal or spill out of their boxes, you've clealry grasped the basic principles and should be able to eliminate these minor flaws with practice. You're also drawing through all of them two or three times, which is exactly what we want to see. (Twice is best, so doing that consistently is a more advanced goal to work towards.) All the same stuff applies to your Ellipses in Planes and your Funnels, though for the latter I would add that a more pronounced movement from wide to narrow ellipses would be good, so this exercise might be one to practice in your own time. Remember also that the minor axis should cut each ellipse neatly in half (you've done this well here but it could be perfect with a small adjustment, so it's really something to bear in mind if you take another stab at this exercise).

Boxes

All in all this is a good effort with no major misteps, so well done.

Next Steps:

You're ready to take on the 250 Box Challenge, so feel free to move on to that.

As noted in the main body of the critique, there are a couple of exercises that it might be beneficial for you to work into your warmup routine, but you've clearly grasped the principles of markmaking, so there's no need to resubmit any of that for critique.

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
##### 3:06 PM, Sunday April 3rd 2022

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