Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
1:24 AM, Thursday February 24th 2022
I submitted previously, on the unofficial route (https://drawabox.com/community/submission/JB3M6JXL) and got some helpful feedback from ERVI10, which I took into account as I redid most of the lesson.
Things I didn't redo: Superimposed Lines; Ghosted Lines; the first Table of Ellipses; and Funnels.
I did redo everything else. The biggest improvement I found was for the Ellipses in Planes, which I hadn't quite conceived right in my mind the first time around, leading to very distorted ellipses. On my new attempt I can actually understand how most of them are circles in squares at different angles (although there are still some predictable execution imperfections).
Both times around, my biggest problem with the Rough Perspective boxes is line quality. A lot of the imprecision is down to curving lines, or lines that didn't end where I was aiming. (I was using the ghosting method, to be clear). However, I think there is a noticeable improvement there going into the Organic Perspective exercises, where the boxes (with one major exception) look generally much more precisely and confidently drawn.
I did redo Rotated Boxes, but I have submitted my first attempt here - I didn't really have much conceptual trouble with it first time around, though it's not perfect. My second attempt can be seen here (https://imgur.com/a/IW3AqEr) if you want. It was okay, I think, but in trying to make it much larger, I judged the outer angles worse and lost some of the roundness.
Overall, I think that line quality is still my main weakness, but I'm looking forward to any feedback. Thanks :)
PS one question: I've seen advice on stopping your pen by lifting it rather than slowing down, and I can't manage this at all when I've tried, so I'd be grateful for more specific instructions - e.g. is it a sudden jerk upwards, a millimetre raise of the wrist, or perhaps a sudden angling of the wrist to raise the pen?