## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 4:30 PM, Wednesday January 11th 2023

Hello FlamingCheeto! Welcome to drawabox and congrats for completing lesson 1!

I'll be critiquing your homework today.

1.Lines

Your lines look pretty good! There is some wobbliness and arching of course, but you seem to understand what you're aiming for and you'll improve your lines overtime when doing warm ups in the future.

You also seem to prioritize confidence over accuracy for the most part, which is great! Keep doing that!

2.Ellipses

You've done good drawing through your ellipses 2-3 times, but there is quite a bit of wobbliness here. Remember to use the same techniques as in the lines section, user your shoulder, ghost thoroughly and mark confidently, don't hesitate! You should try experimenting with different speeds and angles when doing ellipses in warm ups in the future, see what works best for you.

Other than that, you have followed the instructions of the assignments very well, so good job!

3.Boxes

Your boxes look pretty great for the most part, and you seem to have understood the concepts of perspective.

You also seem to be maintaining the same amount of effort in your lines as you did in the first section, apart for very few instances, which is great!

It's important to remember to use the line techniques you've learned, for all of drawabox.

There are a couple of mistakes however:

• Both in plotted and rough perspective, you are supposed to draw through your boxes (the lines/sides not visible to the viewer) so you can better understand how they exist in your 3D space.

• In rough perspective, using a ruler or straight edge, you have to extend your own lines towards the horizon. What you have done is draw a line of a different angle to the ones on your boxes, so you can intersect with the vanishing point. That's not the point of the extensions, they should be there so you can visualize how far off your depth convergences are. The final exercise should look something like this.

I won't be asking you to re-do the plotted and rough perspective exercises from scratch, but I would like for you to add the back lines to your boxes, and in rough perspective use a different color outside of red, and extend your actual lines with a ruler, towards the horizon line, and post them here again so I can confirm you've done it.

If you find it's too cluttered or difficult to edit the exercises now, you can do them from scratch if you wish.

Overall you've done a good job with the rest, organic perspective and rotated boxes might look a bit wonky, but that's ok. You'll have plenty of time to improve in the 250 box challenge.

Remember to use the exercises you've completed in lesson 1 as warmups before every drawing session. They both help improve those skills you have learned and also prevent you from getting "rusty" overtime in them.

Next Steps:

• Draw through boxes in plotted and rough perspective.

• In rough perspective extend your actual lines towards the horizon, using a new color.

##### 3:42 PM, Saturday January 14th 2023 edited at 3:42 PM, Jan 14th 2023

https://imgur.com/a/OokcUbH

Here are the redos of plotted and rough perspective. I mistakenly used a ruler for the first few lines of the boxes in rough perspective.

edited at 3:42 PM, Jan 14th 2023
##### 10:44 PM, Saturday January 14th 2023

Looks good!

I'll mark this as complete, you can now move on to the 250 Box Challenge :)

And don't forget to use these exercises as warmups from now on!

Next Steps:

• 250 Box Challenge

• Use Lesson 1 exercises as warm ups

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