Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
4:09 PM, Friday October 28th 2022
Would be happy to hear from my fellow peers !!
Hello! I’ll be doing your critique today
The lines are very shaky, but the shorter lines on the second page are better than most. Are you tensing your shoulder or trying very hard to be accurate? If so relax, the purpose of this lesson is to build confidence, not accuracy because you’ll get more accurate as you practice
You’ve done a significantly better job here! The lines are nice and straight and accurate as well, great use of the ghosting method
Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes
The planes seem fine to me, you looped the ellipses twice or thrice which is good. the ellipses are overshooting in some planes but that’ll go away with time
Table of Ellipses
Same as the ghosted planes, I see some overshooting but it gets better on the second page, they stay mostly within the rows. Although some of the ellipses aren’t drawn through twice.
Looks like you had some trouble with this at first since some ellipses are out of position but seems like you got the hang of it after a while. You seem absolutely confident in your lines now! Good job!
Plotted Perspective Boxes
You followed the instructions correctly. There’s no distortion, and the cross hatching is clean
Rough Perspective Boxes
The boxes on the first page look pretty great! They mostly came very close to the target
You didn’t trace back all the lines on the second page but I checked, and they’re mostly good!
This is a hard exercise but seems like you understood the concept well. The shape is a bit like a diamond on the top right quadrant, and like a cube on the left quadrants. But the top two quadrants have the best individual boxes. The bottom right quadrant has the best shape of the four as it makes it look spherical (The reason for the diamond shape is that the boxes are too long in some places). Overall, it’s clear that you paid close attention to the vanishing points and managed to make some clean-looking boxes. Great work!
Great portrayal of depth, good overlapping, the shape of the boxes are pretty nice too, some look off but the loner boxes look mostly fine. And the boxes look like they’re rotating too
I hope this was helpful, Good luck on your journey and on the 250 box challenge!
Warm up using the exercises in lesson 1
Move onto the 250 box challenge
These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.
Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).