Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:56 AM, Tuesday May 4th 2021

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4:29 PM, Saturday May 8th 2021

Good job completing lesson 1!

A few things to keep in mind moving forward:

Don't try to re-do some lines that you got wrong, what happen happen, just keep going and try to do better on the next stroke. It's good to see the mistakes! They remind us of where we need to improve.

Organic Perspective

The perspective of some of your boxes is a bit rough... Remember to always use dots and the ghosting method to plan your next move. There is no need to rush or guess it.

Rotated Boxes

SOME of your boxes aren't rotated enough, for example the column on the right side, it's like they are on top of one another without any change.

Also, the corners of your boxes should be closer to each other.

"Keeping your gaps narrow and consistent is critical to being able to use neighbouring forms as effectively as possible to infer information about space."


Some of your ellipses aren't aligned with the minor axis. Keep this in mind and practice in your warm-ups, as it will be important for future lessons.

Overall I believe you did well understanding and executing the lesson and you are ready to move to the next step!!

Next Steps:

Remember to practice what you've learn so far 10-15 minutes each day. Go for the 250 box challenge

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7:27 AM, Monday May 10th 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback! I really appreciate it :)

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