Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

9:41 PM, Tuesday February 20th 2024

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How I'm supposed to do the hatching? Should I also use ghosted lines?

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7:50 PM, Wednesday February 28th 2024

Hi NANDART, congrats on finishing lesson 1! Here's my critique:


The lines are really well made, some have a slight arching or miss the mark by just a bit but this will disappear when you continue with the other exercises. Please never use that yellow color again! I don't think that it is allowed for any exercise but I get that maybe you had an emergency so its ok for the beginning.


Some have a weird shape but they are overall pretty good. Make sure to always take your time when ghosting and then executing the line with confidence. For the funnels try to place the long middle line 90 degrees from the other one so it can cut through the half of your ellipses.


The boxes are great, make sure to take your time when doing each line and don't rush. I see some weird perspective from the organic perspective exercise but this will improve when you attempt to do the 250 box challenge so don't worry for now. For the hatching, I've always done it by hand without ghosting (being careful), but I've also seen some people do it with a ruler.

I marked this as complete and you should continue with the 250 boxes. Feel free to ask any questions!

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12:02 AM, Thursday March 28th 2024

Thank you so much for your critique! I'm doing the 250 box challenge, and I think my perspective have improved!

Sorry for the yellow lines my black fine liner was empty lol.

9:02 PM, Thursday March 28th 2024

Its fine!! wish u luck

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