## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 9:22 AM, Tuesday October 19th 2021 edited at 12:37 PM, Oct 19th 2021

Hello!

Congrats on finishing Lesson 1! I’ll be reviewing your submission and hopefully find my feedback helpful.

Superimposed Lines

• I see that your lines are straight and drew from your shoulder and your lines are only fraying on just one end. Good job.

• Some of your longer lines are a bit wobbly but it will get better by adding this exercise to your warmups.

Ghosted Lines

• Your ghosted lines are neat and executed with confidence.

• Some of them wobble a bit but it will get better the more you draw.

Ghosted Planes

• Good job on making your lines straight and executed with confidence although some of the lines are a bit wobbly but it will get better adding this to your warmups.

• I also noticed that some of the lines that bisect the plane are not plotted. You should always plot your lines with a starting point and ending point for this exercise even if the line is not exactly centered. Refer to this https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/11/step4

Tables of Ellipse

• Good job on making the ellipse snugly next to each other and drawing through it 2-3 times.

• Some of the ellipses are a bit wobbly so make sure to ghost them properly.

Ellipses in Planes

• On the 1st page, your ellipses are smooth and drew through it 2-3 times. Good job.

• On the 2nd page, some of them were a bit wobbly and making an egg shape, remember to always prioritize confidence and smoothness over accuracy.

Funnels

• Good job on keeping the ellipses snugly next to each other and aligning the ellipses to the minor axis.

• Some of them are not aligned to the minor axis like the funnel on the top right of the page since the arc on either side is not the same so it is suggested to use something that will help you create those arcs. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/14/step2

Plotted Perspective

• The boxes have no distortions and it looked like you understand the concept of vanishing points and horizon lines. Good job.

Rough Perspective

• You used one point perspective and your depth lines (those that are meant to converge towards the vanishing point) are converging with the horizon line. Well done.

• Also, good job on making most horizontal lines parallel to the horizon and most vertical lines perpendicular to the horizon.

Rotated Boxes

Organic Perspective

• I see that you ghosted your lines and some of the boxes were freely rotated in space and gets smaller the further away it gets. Well done.

• Remember to prioritize confidence over accuracy. The more you draw confidently, the more it will help you improve in accuracy.

• Be patient with the exercises.

• Don’t correct inaccurate lines. If you draw inaccurate lines, don’t draw a line on top of it, just keep the line and move on.

• Remember the 50% rule. Make something for yourself as well since this course will take a lot of time and it might cause you to burn out/lose motivation.

Next Steps:

You are free to start the 250 box challenge

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edited at 12:37 PM, Oct 19th 2021
##### 6:10 AM, Saturday October 23rd 2021

Thank you for the reply! I sometimes forget about the 50% rule so I'll try to follow it as strictly as I can. Ghosted lines are still a bit tricky to me at the moment but I reckon that will change with time as I practice more. Currently doing the 250 Box Challenge to improve my understanding of 3D space. Again, thanks a lot for the reply!

##### 7:18 AM, Monday October 25th 2021

Your welcome! The 50% rule really helped me get less frustrated from drawing. I hoped it would help you too and good luck on the 250 box challenge!

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