Hey hey! So, it’s not a huge issue now, but if you’d be so kind as to post the 250 Box Challenge as an album, I think the TA in charge would much appreciate it. As it is right now, each link can’t even be clicked – it needs to be copy/pasted, individually – which I think will be a little annoying when you’ve got 50 or so of them (as you likely will for that submission). With that out of the way, let’s look through this one.

Starting off, your superimposed lines are looking good. They’re smooth, properly lined up at the start, and of a consistent trajectory. I’d have liked to see some arcing lines, too, but that’s alright. The ghosted lines/planes look quite confident, also, though they’ll often stop short of their end points. I’d recommend, if you have a choice, overshooting a line, rather than having it stop short. That way, you’ll know for sure whether it’s correct, and, anyway, it’s a lot simpler to reel something back a little each time, than add to it.

The table of ellipses exercise is mostly good. Two issues I notice have to do with the roundness of your ellipses. The first one is that they’ll sometimes come out a little bumpy. Recall that our priority lies not in the accuracy of our ellipses, but rather their smoothness/roundness. Thus, we ghost until we’re ready, and then commit, confidently, not at all concerning ourselves with whether the ellipse properly fits inside of its frame – the ghosting stage already took care of that, after all. The second is that they’ll sometimes come out a little pointy. This, specifically, is a result your pivot. Sometimes, especially during the hard turns of some of the thinner ellipses, students will, without meaning to, revert back to a lesser pivot. The way to fight that is, quite simply, to check back, from time to time, that the pivot you’re using is still the correct one. The ellipses in planes show some nice improvement throughout the set, but they’re still a little hesitant, so definitely take the thing I said about not much concerning yourself with accuracy to heart. The funnels look great. Your ellipses here are confident, snug, and properly cut in half.

The plotted perspective exercise is well done, though I think the whole dashed lines thing was more work than it was worth. Also, you’re missing a few back lines.

The rough perspective exercise looks good. Your convergences start off fairly strong, and improve throughout the set (I’m glad that you remembered about how you’re meant to split your page into framed compositions – a big part of the reason they improved is how many attempts you had). The linework, on the other hand, is a different story. The lines themselves are fairly confident, but the automatic reinforcing habit is a bit of an issue. I understand that the bit on the front faces of your boxes is meant to be lineweight (which though unnecessary, and a little too overt, is fine), but on the back, you’ll often redraw a line that comes out wrong. That’s not something we encourage – quite the contrary, we want your mistakes to remain as mistakes, so that they may remind you to be a little more patient, next time.

The rotated boxes exercise looks mostly good. Your boxes are big, snug, and properly rotating. The issue is that a lot of them are unfinished. I’m not sure how you went about this exercise, but one generally starts on the center, builds up the axes, and then adds the diagonals, one (entire) box at a time. The reason we do this, is because the lines of one box end up guiding the other. Hence, it’s important to finish one box, before moving on to its neighbor. Nonetheless, this is well done.

The organic perspective exercise is also well done, but the lineweight here is a little strange. I suppose what it is is that you’ve applied it to the inner lines of the box, more often than not. Generally, we’ll only apply it to the silhouette, as doing anything but that has the effect of making the box read like a collection of lines, more than anything else. We’ll discuss that, and more, in the box challenge, however. For now, as per their size and foreshortening, these boxes flow well, making this exercise fairly successful.