## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 1:40 PM, Wednesday April 24th 2024

Lines

• I see a bit of fraying at either end of some of your lines. The arcs tend to waver from one end to the other. Remember to draw from your arm and not your wrist.

• The same advice applies to the ghosted lines. A few are wobbly, but I see that you improve your strokes throughout the exercise.

• The ghosted planes are solid. Try experimenting with more angles as you use this exercise in your warm-ups.

Ellipses

• The ellipses in planes nearly touch all four sides. However, I noticed some are diagnol and only reach two corners. Aim to touch the four edges of the planes, not the corners.

• The table of ellipses meet all criteria for the exercise, except for being smoothly executed. That said, I see they are more smooth in your funnels assignment.

Boxes

• Speaking of smooth, the boxes in plotted perspective boxes assignment are well-executed. The rough perspective and rotated boxes look good too. The latter one especially meets all the criteria.

• Now your organic boxes could use more diverse angles as I see you used a similar one for each, but other than that it seems fine. When you draw boxes as a warm up, I recommend practing line variation for more visual interest.

Next Steps:

You seem to have a gotten a steadier hand as you completed all your assignments. Try another page of the ellipses in planes to see your progress. Remember to have them touch the four edges of the plane and not two corners. After this you'll be ready for the 250 Box challenge!

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
##### 3:10 PM, Saturday July 6th 2024

The attached file is the "ellipses in planes" extra exercise. I realized my mistake in my first submission. I thought I had to use one of the intersecting lines as an axis which made some of the ellipses unnatural. Thank you very much for your critic and suggestions. I truly enjoy working on the lessons and exercises. As a 65-year old lady I do need a lot of reviewing though. Memory is not as good as before. :) Look forward to hearing from you.

lesson 1 make-up work_ellipses in planes

##### 1:24 PM, Monday July 8th 2024

Thank you for trying the ellipses again. The shapes are definitely getting smoother! That said, I did see some that use a diagnol line as an axis. I created a few ellipses to show how they should touch the planes instead. That document is attached below. Note how the ellipses touch all four sides of the quadrilaterals. You seem to understand the concept so I'll mark this exercise as done.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_4KdMyYNcQN_AaIIISFJ-4qtqtJGDKw/view?usp=sharing

Next Steps:

Incorporate all the Lesson 1 exercises into your warm-up routine, especially the ellipses in planes. Move on to the 250 Box Challenge. Best wishes on your assignments!

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##### 2:22 PM, Wednesday July 10th 2024

Thank you very much for the file of how the ellipses touch all four sides as well as the suggestions. I am using Lesson 1 exercises as warm-up before working on 250 box challenge now.

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