Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:49 AM, Friday May 19th 2023

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I just want to say I sincerely apologize for not using a fineliner. I have been unable to acquire one and I'm trying my best to get one. I hope it's okay for lesson 1. Thank you!

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5:57 PM, Friday May 19th 2023

Hello MedlingArtist, I would like to start off by saying congratulations on completing lesson 1.


  • Your superimposed lines look good, especially the second page. This exercise is all about letting your hand be loose, and it seems like you got the hang of it by the second page.

  • Your ghosted lines and ghosted planes have some wobbliness. Remember, you want smoothness not accuracy.


  • Your ellipses in planes exercises looks good , except for the fact that you maybe didn't draw through your ellipses.

  • For your tables of ellipses, be sure to make the ellipses fill the space and not go outside of the edge of the table. They should be touching each other and/or the edge(s) of the table.

  • Keep in mind that for your funnels, the ellipses should be getting narower and smaller as they go towards the middle.


  • Your rotated boxes should be getting a bit more narrower as they get farther away, so to speak.

  • Perhaps a bit more variety on the angles of the boxes for organic perspective.

Overall, great job! Complete the homework I have given you so you can move onto the 250 boxes.

Next Steps:

One page of funnels

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
6:33 AM, Saturday May 20th 2023
edited at 5:39 AM, May 21st 2023

Thank you so much for the critique! I've attached one page of funnells for review below:


I've been having a bit of a hard time using my elbow to draw the ellipses within confined spaces. I have been practicing on it, hopefully it's more stable compared to my first one. As for the ellipses, I have drawn through them, I don't know if its not clearly visible.

As for the boxes - thank you for the critique. I'm still trying to get the hang of trying to rotate the boxes in different angles. I'll definitely work on that.

Thank you so much for taking the time! So excited to move on to the next stage :)

edited at 5:39 AM, May 21st 2023
5:39 PM, Monday May 22nd 2023

You're welcome! I have reviewed the page of funnels. You are good to move on to the 250 box challenge if you haven't already.

Next Steps:

250 box challenge

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5:39 AM, Tuesday May 23rd 2023

Thank you! Already started on a few pages, so excited to proceed!!

Do I need 2 agreements before submitting the 250 challenge?

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