## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 2:57 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

I struggled with almost all of the homework at first, but I feel like I have improved in a lot of areas relating to the assignments given.

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##### 3:58 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

Hi welcome to drawabox, I will be critiquing your work today. I'd like to start off by saying great job on completing lesson 1!

1: Lines

• Your lines look good, with the exception of some wobbliness on ghosted lines and ghosted planes

• Nothing crazy but remember you are focusing on confident not accurate lines

2: Ellipses

• Your table of ellipses exercise, some ellipses are not touching each other and I know that was a requirement.

• In your ellipses in planes exercise, your line quality has suffered a bit, it is important to use the information that you got from the lines section and apply it to the other exercises

• Your funnels look awesome! There is some overlap between the curved line and some ellipses but not earth shattering.

3: Boxes

• Your rotated boxes look decent, those are hard to get right but it seems like you knew what you were doing.

• Rough perspective, good thing you did not make the same mistake I did where I made the lines go all the way back, great work.

Overall, really good work. You understood what to do for all the assignments and have a really good grasp on the concept of perspective. I will give you some work to do and then you can be on your way to the 250 box challenge.

Next Steps:

One page of table of ellipses

When completed, reply to this critique.

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##### 9:03 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

Hi KELFIRE4,

After reviewing your Lesson 1 results, I wanted to share my observations with you.

All required pages were included in your Lesson 1 submissions, and they were completed to the best of your skills and knowledge. From my point of view, it's not mandatory to do an additional “Page of table of ellipses”. You can do it if you like or add it to your next warm-up exercise, but it shouldn't hinder you from proceeding with the 250 box challenge.

As you have already received feedback, I will add only one additional thought. I noticed that in the ghosted lines exercise, there were instances where the lines did not hit the starting and end points precisely. It's important to remember that the line should never miss the starting point, and you should take care to place the pen carefully at the beginning of each line to prevent this from happening. To ensure this, apply the Ghosting method until you start hitting the paper exactly at the starting point.

Overall, you did really good work. I wish you the endurance to pass the 250 box challenge

Best,

Neuromancer

Next Steps:

Hi KELFIRE4,

After reviewing your Lesson 1 results, I wanted to share my observations with you.

All required pages were included in your Lesson 1 submissions, and they were completed to the best of your skills and knowledge. From my point of view, it's not mandatory to do an additional “Page of table of ellipses”. You can do it if you like or add it to your next warm-up exercise, but it shouldn't hinder you from proceeding with the 250 box challenge.

As you have already received feedback, I will add only one additional thought. I noticed that in the ghosted lines exercise, there were instances where the lines did not hit the starting and end points precisely. It's important to remember that the line should never miss the starting point, and you should take care to place the pen carefully at the beginning of each line to prevent this from happening. To ensure this, apply the Ghosting method until you start hitting the paper exactly at the starting point.

Overall, you did really good work. I wish you the endurance to pass the 250 box challenge

Best,

Neuromancer

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##### 5:01 PM, Wednesday May 10th 2023

Thank you very much for the review, and thank you for the tips and reminders, i appreciate it

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##### 8:57 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

I haven't given feedback before, so I apologize if this isn't helpful.

I've noticed a couple things:

• in planes and funnels you often go a bit larger and out of the bounds of the borders.

• In your funnels and tables they will not always touch the edges or eachother and there is extra space around them.

I don't know enough about the lines and boxes honestly to provide a good critique. the lines seem pretty confident!

I think on your rotated boxes you have a few areas where the edges between boxes don't align super well (just left of middle on the top is a good example)

##### 9:34 PM, Tuesday May 9th 2023

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