Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

9:04 PM, Saturday April 20th 2024

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Hello, please excuse the weird lines in the earlier pages. I couldn't find a 0.5mm fineliner so I had to use a different size. Please take a look and give some criticism. I look forward to reading it, and I'm eager to start drawing boxes until I develop carpal tunnel. Thanks in advance.

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3:22 PM, Tuesday April 23rd 2024

Hi ZOLTEZ, here is my critique of your work:

  • Superimposed Lines: Your lines are smooth and confident, and for the most part have fraying on only one side. There are few instances where there's fraying on both sides, but their rarity tells me you slightly rushed through thos, not that you don't get the concept that the pen should be placed on the starting point every time you draw through the line.

  • Ghosted Lines: Again, the lines are drawn confidently, except for a couple of wobbly/redrawn ones. However, notice that some lines stop at neither of the two points that make it up. Be sure to take the time to place the pen on the dot every time you draw a line.

  • Ghosted Planes: Good, but I've noticed a few instances where lines are redrawn, especially on the second page. Remember that hiding your mistakes prevents you from learning from them. So, as long as you prepare well enough before making your mark, you should accept the result however it may turn out.

  • Ellipses: Good

  • Ellipses in Planes: Good

  • Funnels: Good, some misalignment with the central axis, but nothing major.

  • Plotted Perspective: Good

  • Rough Perspective: Good, though you could've drawn more boxes with edges that stop a bit further from the vanishing point because those are the most challenging.

  • Rotated Boxes: Good. There is a bit of inconsistency in the rate of convergence from one side to another, but that's totally expected and doesn't reflect on your understanding of the overall concept. I would however re-read that portion of the lesson and rewatch the video just to get a better grip on how the degree of convergence changes depending on whether the vanishing point of a certain set of lines is approching the central vanishing point or moving away from it.

  • Organic Perspective: Good. You seem to understand the concept, and the precision of the convergence will improve with practice (though hopefully not the CTS-inducing kind).

Next Steps:

You can move on to the 250 box challenge, though I would encourage you (as I would anyone) to re-read the lesson 1 material along the way just to get a firmer grip on some of the fundamental concepts. And of course, keep doing the lesson 1 exercises as part of your warmups and compare your old pages to the new ones.

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5:09 PM, Tuesday April 23rd 2024

Thank you so much for taking your time to critique, I'm very grateful. I'll make sure to re-read the parts you commented on (which may lead to re-reading the entire lesson for good measure).

12:38 AM, Wednesday April 24th 2024
edited at 12:39 AM, Apr 24th 2024

Sure thing, I wish you all the best with the rest of the course.

edited at 12:39 AM, Apr 24th 2024
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