## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 5:22 PM, Thursday November 3rd 2022

I finally completed lesson 1 of Drawabox after a few previous attempts where I gave up around table of ellipses and started over from the beginning. I wasn't expecting perfection, but I'm happy that I made it this far.

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##### 11:17 AM, Friday November 4th 2022

Hey! You critiqued me, so I thought to return the favour :>

Lines:

The first page of your super imposed lines was a bit wobbly, but you kept the fraying to just one side.

On the second page, I could see a lot of improvement, your lines were much more straight and confident and a lot more accurate.

Your ghosted lines were good, but it would have been nice if you drew more lines so you get more practice out of the homework. I see a lot of wasted space on the paper that could have been used. But overall, your lines are confident and straight.

The ghosted planes are good. They're confident, accurate and straight. You also used up as much of the paper to draw the planes, so good job on this one

Ellipses:

Your table of ellipses are great, you touched the edges and made it very close together. I did notice that in majority of the extra bit of space between the ellipses, you didn't draw smaller ellipses inside, but overall, you did a great job on the ellipses.

In the first page of ellipses in ghosted planes, you were confident and accurate, however in the second page, you seemed a bit hesitant which caused some wobbles and inaccuracies. I think it's because in the first page, you drew a lot bigger planes compared to the second one. So the next time you practice this exercise in the warm ups, try drawing smaller planes and smaller ellipses. Also rememeber to draw it your shoulder, even if the ellipse is small

For the rest of the exercises (ellipses in ghosted planes and funnels), you did an equally great job. You managed to stay with the boundaries majority of the time.

Boxes:

Your plotted perspective is pretty good, not much to say tbh.Good job.

Your rough perspective is alright too, I see a bit of wobbling in the first page but you got back your confident, straight lines after the first few boxes.

In your organic perspective homework, your lines were smooth and accurate but the placement of the boxes aren't so good.

You're supposed to make the boxes follow the line but I see a few boxes just floating around. Next time you do this exercise in your warm-ups, try to not repeat that.

Also, I see some inconsistencies in the size of your boxes. Remember, we want ppl to think the boxes are the same size but some are close and some are far. We do this by making the boxes gradually bigger(or gradually smaller depending on which side you choose to start with). I see some boxes that go from small - big - small again, and some boxes that stay the same size but suddenly get bigger. Next time you do this homework in warm ups, try to be mindful of the size difference.

Anyways that's my critique, at first i thought you should repeat some exercises (organic perspective and ghosted lines) but you would still get more practice from the 250 box challenge and the warm ups, plus you did a pretty good job in all the assignments.

Good job for persevering and pushing through Lesson 1, I wish you well on the other lessons and challenges :>

Next Steps:

Go ahead and start the 250 box challenge (if u haven't already lol).

Goodluck :>

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##### 9:25 PM, Thursday November 3rd 2022

Hello. I'm Seany and I'm here to critique your work.

Lines

Your ghosted lines are well done. Nice job on not having both ends fraying. Most of your ghosted lines are confident. The accuracy could use some work but you'll get better at it over time. Your ghosted planes shows confidence too.

Ellipses

The ellipses are well done in the table of ellipses. The ellipses are superimposed twice, and fits snuggly onto the boundaries. But I see some wobbliness when it comes to the ellipses on the ghosted planes. Make sure you're focusing on confidence then accuracy.

Boxes

Your box exercises are great. You followed the directions well. Your first attempt at rotated boxes looks great. But once you get a better grasp at perspective, I recommend trying it again.

Next Steps:

You're definitely ready for the 250 box challenge. Good luck!

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