Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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Completed the first lesson on the list. I believe that I am meant to go on to the 250 box challenge?

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10:13 AM, Friday October 28th 2022

Welcome to draw a box!

Superimposed lines

The lines are reaching the points accurately but the strokes are quite shaky, try to prioritize the straightness of the line over the accuracy because that will improve as you keep practicing. The lines can become shaky if your arm is too tense, try to rotate the page until you're comfortable and increase the stroke speed if it helps.

Ghosted lines

Same as superimposed lines.

Ghosted planes and Ellipses in planes

The ellipses are quite accurate but like the lines they too are wobbly.

Table of Ellipses

Most ellipses are toughing the walls and they aren’t overlapping which is good.


The ellipses are aligned, but you seem to struggle with the ones on the end.

Plotted Perspective Boxes

You followed the instructions correctly.

Rough Perspective Boxes

You are repeating lines quite a bit, and if the perspective is giving you trouble then don’t rush yourself, take a step back and think about how the lines will join the vanishing point, don’t worry too much about the shape of the box that will get better when you start working on the 250 box challenge.

Rotated Boxes

It looks like you understand how the + part of the box works but you seem to be having trouble with the corners, Don’t worry if it looks off this exercise is difficult and you’ll get better once you learn more about perspective.

Organic boxes

Some of the boxes are repeating. but again, once you start the 250 box challenge you will get better.

Before moving on to the 250 box challenge I’d like you to revise 1 page of superimposed lines to improve the wobble and 1 page of rough perspective since it looks a bit rushed. I hope this was helpful!

Next Steps:

1 page of Superimposed lines

1 page of Rough perspective boxes

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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3:47 PM, Friday October 28th 2022

A littble bit of wobbliness going on overall in all the exercises. Apart from that, seems pretty solid for a beginner I think. This visualization of the intended technique helped me in my execution of lines, although I'm far from perfect and just a beginner like you.

Next Steps:

Ghosted lines, ghosted planes, ellipses.

When finished, reply to this critique with your revisions.
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