Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:02 PM, Wednesday September 7th 2022

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I took a break from drawabox for a small while, which is why the color on the first 5 is different.

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10:04 PM, Wednesday September 7th 2022

Hello there, Anya! I'm Keisari42 and I'll be the one to critique your submission today. Congratulations on finishing Lesson 1 and starting your treacherous journey in Drawabox! ?


For the most part, you did good! You're doing a great job at drawing your lines confidently -- however, I noticed that many of them arc noticeably. That may be caused by using your shoulder pivot rather than your shoulder pivot, which is one of the main points taught in Lesson 1; if you're sure you're drawing with your shoulder, then you might be naturally inclined towards arcing your straight lines, which you could work on by practicing consciously arcing in the opposite way on your warmups.


Once again, you did well! I don't have much to comment on about your ellipses themselves other than sometimes you seem to get pointy ends -- as long as you're drawing from your shoulder and prioritizing smoothness and confidence over accuracy, practice through warmups and future exercises should help you work on that.

However, I noticed you didn't submit your Ellipses in Planes exercise; did you forget to do it or was that just a mishap on the uploading? Either way, I'm requesting revisions and asking you to reply with those.


You've gotten the concept! Your boxes are good enough, and you've shown proper understanding of the information presented. However, I noticed you seem to have redrawn some lines in the Rough Perspective exercise? That should not be done. One if the main points taught in Drawabox regarding markmaking is that while learning it's important to know to accept and deal with your mistakes; you are not to do multiple attempts on any given lines -- if you're not satisfied with the way you placed down a mark, at least throughout the course, you move on rather than trying to "fix" it.

Next Steps:

2 filled pages of Ellipses in Planes.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
3:24 PM, Friday September 9th 2022

Sorry about that I must have missed those ones, here's a new link with the ellipses in planes:


As for redrawing lines, I think I did that to make it easier to draw the next few lines, since if the previous line was off it was harder to figure out where the next one should start. Nevertheless I see what you mean and I'll refrain from doing so in the future.

10:40 PM, Friday September 9th 2022

Awesome! Keeping all of that in mind (and, please, don't underestimate the importance of warmups!), you may now proceed. Congratulations! ?

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge!

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