Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

4:41 AM, Saturday September 3rd 2022

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10:03 AM, Wednesday September 7th 2022

Hey there! I will be looking over your homework today ^^ Congrats on making it through the first Lesson!

So let's jump right into it~

Your Lines are looking good. There's a bit of wobbling and fraying in the beginning and that's totally normal. We're learning after all. Throughout the Lesson you keep on improving on the lines, which was really the main point so good job on that! I noticed a few times on the Ghosted Planes exercise that you redrew some of them. Remember that for this kind of exercise, even if you didn't manage to reach the point you were aiming for, keep your mistakes and work with what you have! We only really only draw over a line when we draw Boxes eg, but only to reinforce what is already there.

Your ellipses started out as extremely wobbly, as if you're taking your time with drawing them. Thankfully, you improved a lot by the time you came to the Tables of Ellipses. That's some good progress! I saw you improved this too over time, but I still want to explicitly mention that for Ellipses we draw through them at most three times, aiming for two times. As I said, you already got that at the Tables of Ellipses part, I just wanted to point it out to make sure you're aware of it consciously too.

Keep on placing those confident lines!

There's not much to say about your boxes. The most important thing are the lines, which you're working and improving on. The boxes aim to slowly accustom the student to perspective and I think you already have a good idea of how it works. I noticed you worrying about your lines and I can assure you, you will have much time to study them. During the assignments and also during warm-ups. There's nothing to worry about though, since you're doing well with them. Just keep on doing your warm-ups and studies. Just try to stick to the line you already placed and don't draw over it ten times. It only tends to throw off how the box looks like in the end.

Also you're right. One point Perspective is often used to portray clouds! Good eye on that :>

For the Organic Perspective I just want to add that the goal was to have different kinds of boxes rotate around one line, not the same box following the line. This wasn't the goal of the exercise. However, you only did this in two works, so I don't see a need to make you redo it. Just keep that in mind should you add this assignment to your warm-ups.

I noticed you drawing over or redrawing your lines for the boxes. I know boxes can be a little bit difficult, especially in the beginning. Don't worry about it too much, you will have much time to train those in the upcoming 250 Box Challenge. I wish you all the best and a lot of patience with it!

Warmly,

Lerin

Next Steps:

250 Box Challenge

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9:43 PM, Friday September 9th 2022

Hi Lerin,

Thank you so much for the thoughtful and thorough reply!! Line confidence is definitely something I'm trying to improve, and it helps a lot to know I should leave my mistakes as they are and not draw over them. You're right- the boxes I draw over now just look marred and wonky, and I have to remember to leave only one stroke for each side regardless of perspective issues. I also noticed coming back to the planes exercise my lines are more accurate and confident, so I am improving, boxes are just hard haha. Thank you for the note about the organic perspective exercise; I wasn't quite certain I was doing it right and in the end I was just messing around with it. I'll make sure I do it correctly next time though.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to review and critique my work, it really made my day

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