Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

9:56 AM, Tuesday June 2nd 2020

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Lesson 1 submission. Critique much apprectiated! Thanks ????

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10:51 AM, Tuesday June 2nd 2020

Hi, avocado. Good job finishing Lesson 1.


Your superimposed lines are a bit wobbly, especially the longer ones, although they get slightly better on the ghosted lines and planes. Even so, you may want to go a bit faster while drawing your lines, in order to get them smoother.


Over all your ellipses are good, but in some cases you seem too much concerned with your accuracy that you end up sacrificing some smoothness and they get deformed.


On your rough perspective exercise you did well managing to keep everything aligned with the horizon line and correctly extended the depth lines. Your perspective is also very decent. Your front planes of the boxes seem to have been done with the aid of a ruler. This should have been done free hand. Use the ruler only for the horizon line.

Your rotated boxes are extremely good, but you could have pushed the rotation a little further.

The organic perspective exercise is also good, with some interesting compositions. In some cases you could have drawn the larger boxes even bigger to better convey the idea of depth. You should also have overlapped more boxes and, in the only case you did, you didn't completely draw the box in the back. Even if one box is in front you should still see all of the lines in the back box. There are some occasions where you go over the same lines more than once. Avoid doing this as it defeats one of the purposes of using ink, which is to plan your lines well. Plot your lines with dots, ghost them and draw with confidence. Not all lines will look good, but embrace the result and, when it's not so good, keep it in mind and do better next time. Don't try to cover your mistakes by drawing over them.

Overall this is a very good submission, but you need to work on your line work. Remember that, for now, it's more important to focus on getting confident smooth lines, as accuracy will naturally come later if you keep practicing correctly.

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12:09 PM, Tuesday June 2nd 2020

Hi Pedro,

I'll make sure to work on my line work and practice making my lines smoother and more confident.

Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

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