Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:00 AM, Saturday July 11th 2020

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4:26 PM, Saturday July 11th 2020

First of all, congrats for even completing lesson one! I personally thought that it took a lot of work and perseverance to complete.


Your super imposed lines sometimes arched so be careful of that. I'm not sure if you did this, but for this exercise you should first use a ruler/straight edge to make a line then do the exercise. I would recommend you to do maybe one page of this but with only lines and no curves to begin with.

For the ghosted lines, i would say that you have a good start. To improve, make sure that you are confident the whole way through drawing and ghosting the line. I could see that you doubted yourself towards the ending dot for some of the ghosted lines. When you finally make the mark on the page, you should be 100% confident and leave no room for doubt. Maybe a good tip would be that when you are ghosting the movement should be towards the faster end.

For the ghosted planes i think you did good.


For the tables of ellipses, i don't have any critique but i will give you a tip the next time you do this exercise as warm up. Look for you tendencies when you draw, and focus on one tendency at a time. Moreover, when you do a good circle or one that you're proud of think what you have done differently. Did i worry less? Did I ghost more? Did I feel less tense? And then try to repeat your success.

For ellipses in planes, try to only circle around for 2-3 times. I think if you do that, you can see what you can work on more clearly.

For the funnels, remember to touch the lines, there shouldn't be ellipses free floating(touching the lines). This might be something to practice but maybe you forgot this along the way.


Your plotted perspective is missing...

For your rough perspective some things to look out for:

Make sure that the lines parallel to the horizion line is actually parallel.

I don't know if this would help but the back plane and front plane should look like copies of each other but one smaller(back).

A common tendency is that boxes farther away don't reach the vanishing point, play around with the angles of your lines and you might find something out.

For the rotated boxes, some of the boxes are not rotating. The link explains what i mean. Also keep the gaps between boxes consistant.


For organic perspective good work and go continue onto the 250 box challenge.

6:37 PM, Saturday July 11th 2020

thanks a ton for your critique. If you have time, please check out my plotted perspective from lesson 1. Plotted Perspective from Lesson 1 of DrawABox https://imgur.com/gallery/EnoSlUD

10:49 AM, Sunday July 12th 2020

two important things to remember: draw though your boxes(if boxes overlap, let it overlap and have lines converge) also the point of the exercise was to use a ruler and get a feel for the perspective, so every box should have had lines drawing back to the horizon line! I would highly recommend you to redo this assignment even if you already got your badge, it would help you in the long run. Reread the directions and look at uncomfortable's work as reference material.

Next Steps:

1 page of plotted perspective

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