## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 4:23 PM, Monday January 2nd 2023

i am doing the 250 box chalange and perpectivie is getting better

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##### 10:08 PM, Tuesday January 3rd 2023

Hello and congrats on completing lesson one. I'll be taking a look at your submission today. 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. With your ghosted planes you didn't fully bisect them in both dimensions. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/11/step4 Please pay careful attention to all of the instructions for each exercise as you will be assigned revisions for not fully completing them in the future. I'm noticing that you are getting quite a bit of wobble in your ghosted lines and planes. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/9/wobbling This is also quite present in some of the later exercises although I am seeing improvement with your final exercise but I still want to mention this advice here so you can understand what the problem likely is.

This is the important part we need to be focusing on and the real problem I'm seeing:

You're hesitating as you execute the line, rather than drawing with a confident motion. Finally committing to a mark can definitely be quite daunting, but it's integral that you get used to accepting that mistakes do happen. Things go wrong - you can prepare as much as possible (and you should) but the moment your pen touches the page, any opportunity to avoid a mistake has already passed. Now you must commit yourself, push through with confidence, and execute your line. It's also worth remembering: we can still work with a line that is smooth and even, but there's not much that can be done with a wobbly one.

What's most likely happening is that you are worrying about accuracy too much while making your mark and it's causing you to slow down your stroke to compensate which is giving you quite a bit of wobble in your lines. That hesitation because of your concern for accuracy while making your mark is what is reintroducing the wobble into your lines. Try and rely a bit more on the muscle memory you build up while ghosting your mark and almost make your mark without thinking. This will be less accurate at first but will give you consistently smooth and confident linework which is our first priority. Accuracy will come with mileage and can't really be forced.

Overall this submission showed a decent amount of growth but I think your ellipses and line confidence still need a bit of work before moving on. Once you get those revisions submitted and I take a look you can most likely move on to the 250 box challenge.

Next Steps:

One page of Ellipses in Funnels - Focus on a smooth consistent shape and really commit to your marks

One page of the rough perspective boxes - Rewatch the video to get a better idea of how one point perspective works and give this another shot

One page of the organic perspective boxes - Focus on confident linework. No redrawing lines or adding line weight.

##### 9:02 AM, Thursday January 5th 2023

https://imgur.com/gallery/1Vli8Oy

Here is the review.

Before submitting the critique I already started the 250 box challenge. should I start over to a correct habit that notices that sometimes I redraw lines or add line weight to correct my lines?

since I am in box number 202.

or should finish it and go to lesson 2?

##### 10:37 PM, Thursday January 5th 2023

Alright so your ellipses in funnels are definitely getting smoother but there is still a lot of room for improvement here so keep practicing these during your warmups.

The rough perspective boxes are also looking better and I'm definitely seeing a lot more confident linework. These are showing a much better understanding of how one point perspective works even if you are still getting slanting constructions lines. Nice work.

The organic perspective is showing the most improvement when it comes to confident linework which is great. You are still getting line wobble here and there though so this is definitely something you need to keep working on.

You don't need to redo the 250 box challenge but for future submissions please wait until you have received your critique and it's marked as complete before moving on to the next lesson/challenge precisely so you can avoid the situation you are running into now when you are doing the next lessons homework carrying over a problem that needed to be dealt with beforehand.

I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with the rest of the 250 box challenge.

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
##### 9:04 AM, Thursday January 5th 2023

in review tried go agains it but sometimes i still redraw lines or add line weight

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