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9:48 PM, Friday June 21st 2024

Hello and congrats on completing lesson one. My name is Rob and I'm a teaching assistant for Drawabox who will be handling your lesson one critique. Starting with your superimposed lines these are off to a fine start. You are keeping a clearly defined starting point with all of your wavering at the opposite end. Your ghosted lines and planes turned out well. You are using the ghosting method to good effect to get confident linework with a pretty decent deal of accuracy that will get better and better with practice.

Your tables of ellipses are coming along pretty good. You are doing a good job drawing through your ellipses and focusing on consistent smooth ellipse shapes. This is carried over nicely into your ellipses in planes. It's great that you aren't overly concerned with accuracy and are instead focused on getting smooth ellipse shapes. Although accuracy is our end goal it can't really be forced and tends to come with mileage and consistent practice more than anything else. Your ellipses in funnels are looking fine. I'm not seeing any real issues here. Your ellipses are off to a great start but there's still room for improvement so keep practicing them during your warmups.

The plotted perspective looks great, nothing to mention here. Your rough perspective exercises turned out pretty good. It's great that you are keeping up with the confident linework on these. You are also doing a good job extending the lines back on your boxes to check your work. As you can see some of your perspective estimations were quite off but that will become more intuitive with practice. One thing that can help you a bit when doing a one point perspective exercise like this is to realize that all of your horizontal lines should be parallel to the horizon line and all of your verticals should be perpendicular(straight up and down in this case) to the horizon line. This will help you avoid some of the slanting lines you have in your constructions.

Your rotated box exercise is missing from this album. I'm guessing it was finished but was just not included in the album accidently. I'll need to see that before I can mark this as complete. Your organic perspective exercises are looking quite good. You seem to be getting comfortable using the ghosting method and drawing from your shoulder for confident linework which is great. Your box constructions are solid for the most part and I can see you are already developing a good sense for how box lines converge to vps. Nice work!

Overall this was a really solid submission that showed a good deal of growth. Your line confidence and ellipses are both coming along nicely. I think you are understanding most of the concepts these lessons are trying to convey quite well. Once I see that missing page I'll most likely mark this as complete.

Next Steps:

Missing one page of rotated box exercise

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11:42 PM, Friday June 21st 2024

Greetings.

I appreciate your observations and advice over my submission. I'm glad to know that my work is mostly on the right track. I'll do my best to keep following the instructions and assignments for the lessons.

Yes, I also finished the Rotated Boxes exercise, in fact it can barely be seen through the paper on one of the Organic Perspective pages, but I must've forgotten to add it to the album. My bad.

Would it be okay for me to leave the link for the missing page on this reply? Or should I submit it the usual way?

Here is the link to the missing page:

https://imgur.com/a/DqQMdGl

If i should submit it the same way as the album let me know and I'll do it. Thanks.

10:30 PM, Saturday June 22nd 2024

Yeah that link is fine. I like that you drew this nice and big as that really helps when dealing with complex spatial problems. You also did a good job drawing through your boxes and keeping your gaps narrow and consistent. While the rotations here aren't perfect this was a good effort overall. The more you draw and develop your spatial thinking ability the easier these rotations are to handle. I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with the 250 box challenge!

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge

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