## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 12:01 AM, Saturday May 23rd 2020

Hi, Madeline. Good job going through the lesson one.

Your lines are overall good, although on your ghosted ones there is some noticeable wobbling. Be sure to draw somewhat fast and with confidence them using the motion from the shoulder. Also, the dots your place to plan the lines don't need to be this big, as they are used just as a guide. Actually, the way you make it (small circles) might end up hurting your lines. Where are you trying to aim your lines? The center of the circle or the contour? Going into your next exercises I see you corrected this, but keep in mind that just a small dot is enough.

Your ghosted planes are also overall good, but don't forget to also place the dots for the central lines. You seem to have not made this in this exercise.

I can seem you drew your ellispes with confidence and did the right thing drawing through them as well. Good job here, as I don't notice any major mistake.

Your rough perspective is also good. You managed to keep the horizontal lines parallel to the horizon, while keeping the vertial lines perpendicular to it. A few of your lines are somewhat wobbly, but they're mostly good.

Your rotated boxes is very well done and clean. You could have pushed the rotation further in some cases, but overall you did a good job here.

You also managed to keep up the good work on your organic perspective with some interesting compositions. You could definitely have placed some more overlapping boxes and played with the line weight in order to highlight which box is in front but, again, overall you did well here. What concerns me the most is that you started, on some occasions, drawing over the same lines. This is something you should avoid. If you made a wrong line, you own it and remember the mistake for the next box. No need to try to correct it by drawing over it again.

Good job in this lesson and I believe you're ready for the boxes challenge.

Next Steps:

250 boxes challenge.

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##### 12:03 AM, Saturday May 23rd 2020

Starting with your lines, they're p good, though they do get a bit wobbly at times:

In these exercises, you should always prioritize confidence over accuracy.

A wobbly line will always be worse than a confident line, no matter how off the confident line is.

If you take a look over the ghosted lines notes you'll see the levels of lines:

``````Level 1: Line is smooth and consistent without any visible wobbling, but doesn't quite pass through A or B, due to not following the right trajectory. It's a straight shot, but misses the mark a bit.

Level 2: Line is straight, smooth and consistent without any wobbling and maintains the correct trajectory. It does however either fall short or overshoot one or both points.

Level 3: Line is straight, smooth, consistent without any wobbling. It also starts right at one point and ends exactly at the other.``````

As you can see, wobbly lines aren't mentioned, which means that they would be worse than level 1.

Another issue is that you aren't plotting all of your lines. In the ghosted planes, for example, you should still mark the start and ends of each line you draw with a dot, so you can properly ghost them.

Ellipses are p confident and good in general, good job! Remember that in the funnels exercise the minor axis has to cut the ellipses in 2 identical halves.

Boxes are p good too. A thing you should keep in mind is that you shouldn't repeat lines, no matter how wrong they are, or cross them out. If a line is wrong, keep going as if it had been correct.

When adding lineweight, do it only the parts of the lines of the boxes that overlap. You don't have to apply lineweight to the whole line.

Next Steps:

First of all, congratulations on finishing lesson 1! Your next step is the box challenge.

As I marked this as complete, you are now qualified to critique lesson 1 submissions.

-Doing critiques is a way of learning and solidifying concepts. I can atest to that after having done hundreds of critiques. There are a lot of concepts that I did not understand, and thanks to critiquing I started understanding them. Which made me learn a lot more through the course.

-Another thing is that as the number of current submissions is super high, if you critique some critiques, those would be less critiques I'd have to critique before reaching your next submissions, so you'd get your critiques faster.

It's totally optional of course, I won't force anyone to give critiques. But me and the other people who are critiquing would be super grateful if you gave it a shot.

Good luck on the box challenge, and keep up the good work!

NOTE: here's a quick guide on critiquing lesson 1 submissions.

There are a few people that feel hesitant to critique because they feel they aren't ready to it so hopefully it'll help you in case you are one of those people.

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