## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 7:59 PM, Thursday February 16th 2023

First, congratulations on finishing lesson 1!

Your superimposed lines show very little fraying, and are really neat! I rarely see wobbliness. Excellent!

Your ghosted lines look good! All are confidently drawn and finish just at or near the endpoints. Great job!

You drew through all your ellipses 2-3 times, and they look pretty tight and clean. Nearly all are aligned to the edges and other ellipses. I see small overlaps on the first page that nearly vanished on the second. Amazing progress!

Your ghosted planes are clean and confident. There is a lot of variation. Your accuracy is impressive.

Your ellipses in planes are very as well, touching the edges most of the time, and look like they really belong to their planes!

Your funnels are, just like the above, almost flawless. You cut almost all of the ellipses in half with the minor axes. There are some mistakes, but minor. The upper right funnel could have been better, but the others make up for it.

Beautiful plotted perspective. I see no distortion, and you did everything as required. All lines converge at the vanishing points, and you even added the outlines. The shading is mostly very neat. Keep it up!

Your rough perspective is really good: your lines look confident and pretty accurate. The extended lines mostly converge. I see repeated lines, which should be avoided. When you draw a line, leave it as it is (just like with the ghosted lines). This exercise is about developing accuracy and is just an exercise.

Your rotated boxes look good! The shading is slightly messy, but you kept everything together and drew through your boxes as required. It is symmetric as well. This exercise is pretty tough, so nice work!

I can see a lot of progress in the organic perspective exercise, It starts with a lot of distortion, but ends with pretty believable boxes. The only thing that I must point out is the thick outline, it is on the border of being too thick, and some outlines look messy, but you used it well anyway.

You did an excellent job! You really understood all the exercises and did your best!

Once again, congratulations on finishing lesson 1!

P.S. You have beautiful handwriting.

Next Steps:

You can move on to the 250 box challenge!

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##### 12:29 PM, Friday February 17th 2023

Thank you to the reply! I really appreciate the helpful advice and kindness. Thanks for identifying the mistakes, I will keep them in mind for the box challenge!

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