## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 12:10 AM, Sunday April 23rd 2023

It's been about 3 years since I've last done drawabox, stopping halfway through the 250 box challenge. I'd decided I'd just do the lessons over again since I didn't think just reading them again would prepare me for what's ahead.

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##### 2:33 AM, Sunday April 23rd 2023

Hi I just start drawabox journey so I'm still a newbie here. I don't know if my critique is good enough so don't take it too serious.

I see that you are doing a pretty good job on most exercise but there is a few thing I want to point out.

1. In your superimposed line, ghosted plane exercise, i can see you are focused on the smoothness which is good but there is a few arc in there. So when i do this exercise I usually hold my pen a bit higher than usual, don't put too much force to it and keep your self calm and confident with every stroke even if it won't go to where you intended. Just make sure to avoid arc as much as possible.

2. Now the organic perspective exercise. You are doing good at rotating it but your boxes is little distorted? Or foreshortened because each parallel line the boxes is too narrowed to the vanishing point. Just keep it subtle if you can don't make it extremely narrow. I don't good at explaining but I usually think like this: more narrow mean the vanishing point is closer to the object, if the VP is closer often cause distortion.

That's all the thingg i want to point out. Congrats on the lesson 1 completion and hope you ready to tackle the 250boxes challenge.

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##### 8:24 PM, Monday May 1st 2023

Hi JUNDY,

I have taken a look at your lesson 1 results and will share my observations.

Lines Section

I have seen you draw confident lines and the lines are fraying only at one end, which looks fine. On ghosted planes, I have seen that you stopped consistently placing a starting and ending dot before drawing every line, trying to freehand the line without ghosting, especially for the orthogonal cross. It's important always to start a line with a starting and ending dot for applying the ghosting method, and that it should not be skipped. I observed also that for the orthogonal cross you did not always bisect the line in two equal parts which makes some of them a little bit distorted.

Ellipses

Most ellipses are drawn through 2 to 3 times, which is good. Most ellipses are drawn confident, only some have wobbly lines that's good. The weakest point I can observe is accuracy. The ellipses should be kept within the bounds, each ellipse the points of the ghosted planes. This criteria is only fulfilled by few of the ellipses. I recommend to invest more time in ghosting the ellipses before putting the pen to the paper. Ghosting method works for ellipses as well as for lines. On funnels lesson the most ellipses are cut in 2 symmetrical halves, which is good. In the funnels section the most middle axis are asymmetric which stands a little bit in the way of the exercise of drawing good ellipses.

Boxes

All the boxes are drawn through boxes, except on the organic perspective, which is perfect. Rotated Boxes exercise looks good to me, as corners between boxes are kept close. The weakest point from my perspective is that in the rotated boxes exercise the lines which are parallel to the y-axis and x-axis already nearly never parallel to that axis and you got only benefit of the close lines and no benefit of the symmetrical character of the boxes.

I wish you all the best for the 250 boxes, which was a long way for me, keep going!

Best,

Neuromancer

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