Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

10:17 PM, Sunday May 17th 2020

Direct Link: https://i.imgur.com/a0NR0LD.jpg

Thanks for the critique! Let me know if you need clarification or anything.

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5:29 AM, Monday May 18th 2020

Hello! As a general note, try to follow the DaB format when it comes to exercises (e.g. if the page is split to 3, then do accordingly, etc). On to the critique.

Lines Your work here is good, as you are focusing on confidence first and foremost. Good job. There's some curving in your lines, so try to pay attention to your elbow and wrist as you draw, you may be using them unconsciously. However, don't redo lines, even if they're incorrect. This only serves to draw attention to it, which you don't want. Instead, move on.

Ellipses Solid work. You're ghosting and following through with the ghost for each ellipse, which is what's desired. Although inaccurate, that is ironed out with time. Though, in the funnels exercise, some of your ellipses are a little floaty, try to tighten them closer to the borders in the future. Also, try to make the draw throughs only be done 2 times, that is the ideal.

Boxes Again, good work here. In your rotated boxes, ensure that you only hatch in one direction, this is relevant in 250 boxes. Also, you can use line weight to clarify overlaps between boxes in the organic perspective exercise. Good work.

Overall, while I'm impressed by the quality of your work, I'm not quite ready to mark this as complete. I'll detail that below, but I just want you to bear in mind that in DaB, don't do-over any lines. Especially when construction becomes more complicated, it'll get very messy if you redo any lines.

Next Steps:

Complete 1 page of rough perspective, done in proper DaB format.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
2:42 PM, Monday May 18th 2020

Thank you for the critique and the kind words.

Redoing lines is a bad habit of mine. I think it stems from me using pens that don't mark very well when I make quick lines (currently using sharpie ultra fines), ending marks short of the stopping point, or just missing entirely and wanting to have something to work off of (esp in the rotating box part). I'll definitely work on being more confident and accurate in my line marking.

I've linked the corrected homework below.

Thanks again for your input!


12:13 AM, Tuesday May 19th 2020

This is better than your initial one, good work. Just bear in mind that you can place multiple planning points in order to ensure that your lines are correct (parallel/perpendicular to the horizon line etc). I'll mark this as complete, good work.

Next Steps:

Move on to 250 boxes, good luck!

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