Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:33 AM, Thursday August 13th 2020

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Hoping to get some feedback! Have never ever drawn at all before prior to Drawabox, so hoping I could get some guidance as I've absolutely no experience at all. Thanks a ton to whoever will!!

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4:02 AM, Monday August 24th 2020

Hello! Good work on clearing up lesson 1!

Lines: Overall, good work. I don't see too much hesitating, and for the most part, lines are drawn with confidence. However, they're a little inaccurate, curving and arcing here and there. I'd like to mention that while accuracy is not the main point of focus in DaB, confidence is, this will get better with time and practice. Keep it up.

Ellipses: The main thing I see here is that your ellipses aren't really drawn too smoothly. There's sharp edges especially on the major axis. Do try to ghost a little more mindfully in the future. Another thing is that there's occasional wobble in your ellipses. Do remember to follow through with your ghost no matter how inaccurate. This produces confident and smooth lines.

Boxes: These are done pretty well, I think! Good work. Something that I noticed is that there's a general decline in your line confidence compared to your lines. This is normal; quite a common occurence in the work I've seen. Still, its worth pointing out. Confidence first, after all. Now, zooming in to each exercise, starting with rough perspective. Don't apply line weight to the front face, keep it more uniform all around. In rotated boxes, while decently well done, you seem to have issues rotating the bottom face. They follow the same rule as the top faces, just that they're lower. So, you should see convergence in the faces always. Some of your top faces suffer as well as a result. Take a look at this image. Notice how the corner boxes in this guide, no matter what, converge as well. Finally, on your line weight. Try to keep it to a single ghosted confident stroke, as with all things DaB. Organic perspective is done quite well. You show a grasp of the concept of 3d, and your use of line weight is good. Box construction is off, but you'll learn about that in the upcoming challenge.

With that said, you've done a really good job in picking up the concepts laid out for the lesson. I'll mark this lesson as complete. Keep it up.

Next Steps:

Move on to 250 boxes. Remember to do your warmups. Good luck!

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6:40 AM, Monday August 24th 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! Will definitely keep these in mind!

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