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Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

5:16 PM, Saturday May 22nd 2021

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Hello, this is my Lesson 1 homework, I'm very grateful for anyone who takes time to check this out and even more for any critique or advice.

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3:08 AM, Sunday May 23rd 2021

Hello! I'll be doing your feedback today, hopefully I can be helpful!

Starting with your super imposed lines. What is see here are a few things. I see there is a fair bit of wobbling in your lines. This is to be expected because you are just now learning this. I see that in the smaller to mid lines you have more confidence in your strokes than the longer line. You can read more about wobbling here. As you continue on to the second page, your straights have definitely improved, but your curves are still wobbling. Do not forget to ghost every single line you draw, straight or curved.

In the ghosted lines, these are some great lines. Keep an eye out for the arching lines. If you notice your lines bend in one direction, mindfully go in the opposite. Eventually your brain will register you want a straight not an arc.

Your ghosted planes are good. There is evidence of the things I have pointed as well as overshooting. The one thing that really stood out to me was the correction. Fine liners do not let you hide your mistakes, so you have to embrace them and either work around them, or except them. Trying to correct them will actually hinder your growth because you are thinking "I have fixed this" instead of looking at your mistake and figuring out where is the mistake happened and how to fix it in the future.

Ellipses- these are good! For the most part they seem confident and sit within their bounds. Make sure you are going 2 or 3 rotations over your ellipses. This and this should help you in your future endeavors. When you draw an elippses with no clear plan, they will tend to look messy. I will give the same advice for planes as well. Your funnels are where you shine! if you compare page 1 of your ghosted ellipses to those on your funnel, WOW! Keep it up!

Your boxes look really good, Your perspective is also improving. You took the most difficult assignments and really showed up! Congrats on a job well done!

Some things to be conscience of: Make sure you are using felt tip pens, ghost and plan all your marks, and do not try to correct a mistake. I am going to mark this lesson as complete

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8:14 PM, Sunday May 23rd 2021

Hi Chris,

Thank you very much for such a thoughtful and complete critique! And I really appreciate the compliments on the boxes exercises, that really motivates me to keep going!

I definitely need to practice my confidence, especially when it comes to longer lines, and keep in mind that I shouldn't correct any mistakes.

I'll re-read the articles you've linked when I can, and make sure to do more super imposed as well as ghosted lines in my warm-ups, so I can practice them further with the advice you've given me.

10:02 PM, Monday May 24th 2021

No problem! I am glad I was able to be of assistance

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