Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
1:42 PM, Thursday February 25th 2021
Hey! Lesson 1 finished, any feedback is appreciated as I gather strength to move into the 250 boxes challenge!
Superimposed Lines: Very good job, though your lines arched a little bit on longer lines. It might be useful for you to practice drawing really long straight lines without dots before your practice sessions, it might make you loosen up a little bit.
Ghosted Lines: Your line quality decreased a little bit. What you need to focus on is flow before accuracy. When you are trying to build up muscle memory, your brain needs to be outside of the picture. Also you should draw longer lines. But this page is okay
Ghosted Planes: You did not upload your ghosted planes separately. It would be easier for me to critique your work if you did, but your line quality looks more confident in this page.
Table of Ellipses: You need to practice more open ellipses / spherical shapes. Your narrower ellipses look better but more open ones do not look as confident. Try to imagine the minor and major axis in the middle of your ellipse after you draw your ellipse, and try to determine if you did a good job. We want to achieve 4 equal parts in our ellipses.
Ellipses in Planes: Yes! I think these pages look really good. Good job!
Funnels: Pretty good as well
Plotted Perspective: Nice
Rough Perspective: You'll have plenty of time perfecting these boxes, so I think they are pretty neat for a first try.
Rotated Boxes: Neat! Very good job.
Organic Perspective: Boxes those are closer to us should be a bit bigger but very nice
You did a great job overall, so congratulations! Keep it up with the 250 Box Challenge!
250 Box Challenge
These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.
Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).