Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:18 AM, Monday May 25th 2020

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I do these Lessons in my A5 size notebook, that is why a have double the required pages (2 A5 pages = 1 A4 page)

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6:21 AM, Monday May 25th 2020

you did a great job! especially in doing a lot of the exercises more than the required amounts

i would say you are ready for lesson 2

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12:05 PM, Monday May 25th 2020

Hi Oliwer1,

Nice job with these exercises here. One intial request for future exercises would be to put the pages in the order that the exercises are presented. There should be an option on Imgur to rearrange the album.

Overall, I think everything looks pretty good. Most all of your lines are very clean and straight. There are a couple things I am going to be a bit picky about.

On your Rough Perspective exercises in particular, I notice that there are some places where you have drawn over your lines in order to correct them. It's best to just leave them as they are. It can be tempting to go back over a mistake to try to make it look better. In fact, I made the same mistake in my lesson one drawings. However, if you can, try to avoid doing this.

On your Funnels exercise, I notice that some of you elipses seem to be a bit wobbly. Maybe spend a little longer ghosting before making your marks next time. Not sure, but that might help make them just a bit cleaner.

Like I said before, great job on completing this lesson!

Next Steps:

Move on to the 250 box challenge.

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10:18 PM, Monday May 25th 2020

Oliwer, I'm passing by to tell you that you should NOT draw on A5 papers for these lessons, moreso if that means drawing more pages than the ones requested.

For your next exercises you should definitely use at least an A4 (printer paper is cheap and gives you plenty of room to do your lessons properly) like explained here. It might not seem like a big deal for Lesson 1, but I can assure you that drawing big is going to pay off by a lot for your future lessons.

Your next step is the 250 box challenge (it is required before moving to lesson 2).

Apart from that, I think your first lesson is good enough, so I'll agree with the current reviews in order to make this submission complete.

Good luck!

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250 box challenge

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