## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 4:06 PM, Monday October 11th 2021

I most of all struggled with all of the ellipses assignments, they were so difficult! Thank you for having a look at my submissions and I would really appreciate your critique :)

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##### 12:46 AM, Thursday October 21st 2021 edited at 12:48 AM, Oct 21st 2021

Hello Rosalinexo, I'll be reviewing your job, congrats on finishing lesson one :)!

Lines

Concerning to lines, I think you did a good job on the super-imposed lines. On the ghosted lines exercise, I think your lines tend to arc a little bit, so try to arc in the opposite direction next time so they compensate.On the ghosted planes exercise, you did a good job, you prioritizing confidence over accuracy.

Ellipses

About the tables of ellipses, the ellipses should be kept within the bounds without overlapping with other ellipses, and I find some of your ellipses suffer from not doing this.With the ellipses in planes,some ellipses are floating and they don't fit snugly into the planes. The funnels exercise has some of the issues of the two exercises previously mentioned: they don´t fit snugly and sometimes are too loose, and aren't aligned with the minor axis.

Now, I think the problem with ellipses lie in two main problems: confidence and velocity. Confidence because I see that when you "draw through" your ellipses you second guess and end up with 2 ellipses instead of one smooth, even shape.And velocity because I have find that sometimes, doing ellipses really fast can make it lose some of the accuracy and even confidence. So, my advice will be, watch this video , slow down a bit when drawing ellipses and keep practicing them during your warm-ups.

Boxes

Good job on plotted perspective and rough perspective,you nailed it and I see improvement from the 1st page to the second.Also good job on the rotated boxes exercise and organic perspective. Even though these are the hardest exercises, you accomplished the objective of each one and now I think you're ready for the 250 boxes challenge.

edited at 12:48 AM, Oct 21st 2021
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##### 1:00 AM, Thursday October 21st 2021

Hello Rosalinexo, I'll be reviewing your job, congrats on finishing lesson one :)!

Lines

Concerning to lines, I think you did a good job on the super-imposed lines. On the ghosted lines exercise, I think your lines tend to arc a little bit, so try to arc in the opposite direction next time so they compensate.On the ghosted planes exercise, you did a good job, you prioritizing confidence over accuracy.

Ellipses

About the tables of ellipses, the ellipses should be kept within the bounds without overlapping with other ellipses, and I find some of your ellipses suffer from not doing this.With the ellipses in planes,some ellipses are floating and they don't fit snugly into the planes. The funnels exercise has some of the issues of the two exercises previously mentioned: they don´t fit snugly and sometimes are too loose, and aren't aligned with the minor axis.

Now, I think the problem with ellipses lie in two main problems: confidence and velocity. Confidence because I see that when you "draw through" your ellipses you second guess and end up with 2 ellipses instead of one smooth, even shape.And velocity because I have find that sometimes, doing ellipses really fast can make it lose some of the accuracy and even confidence. So, my advice will be, watch this video , slow down a bit when drawing ellipses and keep practicing them during your warm-ups.

Boxes

Good job on plotted perspective and rough perspective,you nailed it and I see improvement from the 1st page to the second.Also good job on the rotated boxes exercise and organic perspective. Even though these are the hardest exercises, you accomplished the objective of each one and now I think you're ready for the 250 boxes challenge.

Next Steps:

Move on to the 250 boxes challenge. Make sure to use some of the exercises from the ellipses on this lesson as a warmup later on.

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##### 11:30 AM, Saturday October 23rd 2021

Thanks a lot for your help, I'm going to put you advice into practice and I hope I cope with the ellipses better then on :D

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