Hello and welcome (back!) to drawabox. No worries about the cooking incident – I think I have one of those just about every time I cook… Let’s take this one exercise at a time, shall we?

Starting off, your superimposed lines look fantastic. They’re smooth, properly lined up at the start, and of a consistent trajectory. Your ghosted lines/planes look quite confident, too, and ambitious to boot! I’m pleased to see that you’ve not forgotten to plot start/end points for the non-diagonal center lines of your planes (most students do), but you do have a habit of wobbling, as you approach them. Likely what’s happening is that you’re slowing down as you do, in an effort to not stop short, or overshoot, but as that pursuit of accuracy is harming your confidence, it’s not really something we encourage.

Onto the ellipse section, the table of ellipses exercise is well done. Your ellipses are a little same-y, in terms of their degrees and angles, but they’re smooth, rounded, and properly drawn through. The ellipses in planes, too, do a good job of maintaining their prior smoothness/roundness, despite these more complicated frames. They do have a habit of deforming a little, as you try to fill as much as them as possible, but that’s not a huge issue. Just remember that, in this exercise, we prioritize smoothness/roundness first. The funnels are well done. Do be mindful that the minor axis extends all the way through your ellipses, rather than stopping short (such that those ellipses on the edge are only half aligned to it), but beyond that, you’re looking good.

Nice work on the plotted perspective exercise – your work is clean, and well done. I especially appreciate your lineweight/hatching. The rough perspective exercise shows some nice improvement throughout the set. By the end, your convergences are on-point, and your linework mostly confident. I say mostly because it’s not always so, but that need not be the case. Remind yourself that what you’re doing here is not really much different from what you do in the ghosted lines/planes exercises, anyway. Sure, the lines are adding up to a different big picture, but the way they’re drawn is not necessarily different. Your still approach them one at a time, and draw them from point A to point B. In other words, try not to let the big picture overwhelm you, if you can. Solid attempt at the rotated boxes exercise. It could be a little bigger (the bigger you draw, the more space your brain has to breathe, and think through these problems!), but even as it is, its boxes are well constructed – snug, and properly rotating. You’ve done a decent job with their far planes/depth lines, too, but that sort of thing will improve during the box challenge, anyway. Finally, your organic perspective exercise is nicely done. The foreshortening of your boxes is a little dramatic, but it’s consistently so, so it’s all good. Coupled with their size, that does a good job of conveying the flow we’re after. I do wonder at how you’ve drawn these, however. Could it be that, for the lines that don’t make up the original Y-shape, you’ve simply extended them arbitrarily, and tried to meet them from the other side? Because the ideal way to draw them is to ghost them, to figure out their direction, then figure out where they intersect, place a point there, and draw towards that. Nothing you do should be you guessing – everything should be planned. Disregard this if I’m off, though!