Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

11:18 AM, Sunday June 5th 2022

Hi everybody. Can someone comment on my 1st homework. I am very grateful to receive your comments. Sorry if my English is not good.

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6:45 PM, Sunday June 5th 2022

Hello!

Congratulations on getting through your first lesson!

Critique:

Lines: Remember that your lines shouldn't wobble nor should they arch. So remember to always use the ghosting method until you are confident enough in your lines and then execute it confidently using your shoulder. Accuracy shouldn't be your first priority. In the super imposed lines there should be no fraying on both ends.

Ellipses: Your ellipses look mostly smooth and evenly shaped, which is good! Your accuracy is little off: in ellipses in planes the ellipses should be touching all the sides of the planes and in the funnels the minor axis should cut the ellipse in two symmetrical halves. However as with lines accuracy should not be your first priority, instead the most important thing is that the ellipses are drawn confidently and smoothly using your shoulder and are evenly shaped.

Boxes: All of your exercises in this section are really well done! The only thing I would point out is that in the rough perspective the width lines should be parallel to the horizon line and the height lines should be perpendicular to the horizon line.

Overall you have done a great job! You can address the things I mentioned in your warm ups but other than that you are free to move on to the 250 box challenge. Well done!

Also, if you need any clarification to anything I have said, feel free to ask!

Next Steps:

250 box challenge

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1:25 AM, Monday June 6th 2022

Thank you very much for your comments. I will try harder to improve myself.

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