## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

##### 8:45 PM, Friday November 12th 2021

Hello!

Thanks in advance for reviewing my lesson 1 homework. I am now onto the 250 box challenge.

I enjoyed the process with drawing boxes :) but with the ellipses, it was a bit of a struggle since I have not yet figured out the right speed to draw them smoothly and consistently.

Anyways, Can't wait for your feedback on this lesson.

Thanks and have a great day!

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##### 10:22 PM, Saturday November 13th 2021

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. One thing you could have done with these is start with a narrower degree ellipse in the center and then widen the degrees of the ellipses as they move outwards in the funnel. Please check the example here. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/14/step3 Your ellipses are off to a great start but there's still room for improvement when it comes to accuracy so keep practicing them during your warmups.

Your rotated box exercise turned out pretty well. 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. You are running into a pretty common issue of not actually rotating your boxes in some cases(mainly noticeable on the right side you seem to be getting at least a slight rotation on the other sides) but instead simply drawing them moving back in perspective. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/notrotating You're obviously still struggling a bit with the required rotations for this exercise but this was a decent attempt overall. This is a great exercise to come back to after a few lessons to see how much your spatial thinking ability has improved. Your organic perspective exercises are looking 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 you seem well prepared for the 250 box challenge. Nice work.

Overall this was a really solid submission that showed a nice 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. I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with the 250 box challenge. Keep up the good work!

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
##### 8:04 PM, Monday November 15th 2021

Rob, your feedback is very helpful! especially with the rotated boxes, because for my untrained eyes it looked perfect lol. I had to also compare with the example homework to wrap my head around what was wrong!. But like you mentioned I will come back after a few lessons and try again.

Thanks a bunch!

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