Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

7:02 AM, Thursday May 7th 2020

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I put the exercises in a single single imgur post, as I was asked to do.

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6:54 PM, Thursday May 7th 2020

Hi, Wasabistudio.

Good job finishing Lesson 1. Just too a look at it and here's what I have to say about it.


Your superimposed lines are very nice and packed tightly together, which is good. There is some wobbling in some of them, but nothing very evident. You ghosted lines unfortunately show some more wobbling, as it seems you were trying to make sure the line hits the second dot. What's important in this exercise is to draw a line with confidence, making sure the motion comes from the shoulder.

Your ghosted planes are overall well done, although, again, some wobbling is evident. Don't forget to place dots for every line you make. It seems you failed to put them for

the majority of your inner lines.


Your table of ellipses are very decent, as you managed to pack them nicely. But, sometimes, in order you achieve that you've sacrified their smoothness. This is more evident on the ellipses in planes exercise, where, although you ellipses are drawn within the bounds of the planes, they are very deformed. Again, in this first lesson you need to focus on confident lines over accuracy. Again this happens on your funnels. Your ellipses are well aligned with the minor axis, you managed to increase their degree as they move away from the center, but you clearly drew them too slow in order to achieve this.

Your need to ghost your ellipses and then just draw them with confidence.


Your rough perspective is very good. You managed to keep your horizontal lines parallel with the horizon line and your vertical ones perpendicular to it. Your perspective lines are also converging nicely to the vanishing point. Your biggest flaw in this exercise was going over some of the lines twice in order to correct a wrong line you might have done. Refrain from doing this. Ghost your lines very well and commit to the ghosting method.

Your rotated boxes are pretty good. You just repeated some lines on some boxes which is something you shouldn't be doing.

Your organic perspective has as interesting flow, as you managed to draw the motion from farther away (smaller) to closer (larger) boxes. The perspective is not the best in some of them, but most are decent. Your lines work here could have been better and you are, once more, going over the same line on some occasions. On the overlapping boxes you could have played with the line weight to highlight wich box is in the front and which is in the back.

Overall I think you did a good job here, although your linework has room to improve. Ghost your lines and ellipses and draw them with confidence. Your accuracy will improve over time.

I strongly advice you warmup with ellipses in planes, since they need quite a bit of work, specially on the smoothness aspect.

Next Steps:

250 box challenge.

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7:23 AM, Friday May 8th 2020
edited at 7:24 AM, May 8th 2020

Thanks a lot Pedro, I'll surely focus on your advices.

It's so nice to see this community so active, I feel like I'll learn a lot here.

I think I will focus a little on ghosting and ellipses, and then proceed with the 250 boxes!

edited at 7:24 AM, May 8th 2020
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10:34 PM, Monday May 25th 2020

Hi Wasabistudio!

Good job with your lesson 1!

But I noticed that you did more pages than requested for many of your exercises. Although it is good that you're taking these lessons very seriously, this approach is strongly discouraged as explained here. For your future lessons I suggest you to draw only the amount of pages written in the homework section as best as you can and redo them only if asked in a review.

Good luck!

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