## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 8:59 PM, Thursday December 22nd 2022

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##### 8:12 PM, Wednesday February 1st 2023

LINES - General

Your lines are confident, straight, and you’ve set out your goals beforehand, well done!

Superimposed Lines:

Only thing I noticed was over/undershoot on some longer lines - this will improve with practice, but lifting your pen off the page right as you hit the end of the mark might help too.

Ghosted Lines:

There are some slight inaccuracies hitting points, but this will improve with practice.

Ghosted Planes:

The planes on pg. 2 (“5.jpg”) could be a little more varied - other than that they look good!

ELLIPSES - General

Your ellipses are confident, accurate, and drawn through 2 - 3 times, well done!

Tables of Ellipses

Your sizing and minor axis alignment are quite well done, good job!

Ellipses in Planes

One warped plane on pg. 1 (“8.jpg”) seems to struggle with accuracy - this will improve with practicing warped planes, so I'd recommend adding a few more when doing the ghosted planes exercise.

Funnels

A couple ellipses don’t quite align to the axis of the funnels, but other than that they look good!

BOXES - General

Your boxes make use of parallel lines and vanishing points, and are well constructed, good work!

Plotted Perspective

Your hatching is very consistent here, nice work!

Rough perspective

Looks good, only thing I noticed was you only need to take your guidelines back to the horizon line on pg. 1 (“12.jpg”).

Rotated Boxes

Your boxes are rotating correctly, and you’ve drawn out each of the required lines, well done! Only recommendations I have are to add some hatching and line weight to the proper areas.

Organic Perspective

It’s not necessary to draw boxes completely obscured by others, since adding them won’t help convey a sense of depth/space - some line weight for the boxes in front might help as well.

OTHER

There's a very tiny amount of lines which are redrawn - you're doing very good keeping this in check, this is just a reminder to keep it up!

Not much else to put here, except the critiques I’ve given don’t mean you did badly - you came to learn what Lesson 1 teaches and you’ve done exactly that - keep moving forward!

If you have any questions/concerns, let me know, and I'll do my best to answer them!

Next Steps:

You’ve learned all the core concepts Lesson 1 teaches!

Your next step is to tackle the 250 box challenge.

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##### 8:28 AM, Friday July 7th 2023

Thank you so much, this critique was very helpful, sorry for the late reply bcs i have to quit drawabox for a while

##### 11:47 PM, Tuesday July 11th 2023

No problem, glad I could help :D

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