Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

1:37 PM, Sunday September 18th 2022

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10:46 PM, Sunday September 18th 2022

Superimposed Lines

You have a bit of arching with longer lines but you took the time to align your pen at the start of your line, good

Ghosted Lines

You overshoot most of your lines, that can be fixed if you practice more on the sheet

Ghosted Planes

You overshoot a little bit

Tables of Ellipses & Ellipses in Planes

These are OK but quality of your ellipses decrease at your second page

Funnels of Ellipses


Plotted Perspective


Rough Perspective

You didn't complete some of your lines and a couple of them are wobbly due to hesitation, you'll practice them a lot in 250 box challenge

Rotated Boxes

This one is actually pretty good, well done!

Organic Perspective

Some of these boxes are not actually cubes, you drew some isometric cubes with no perspective but you needed to implement what you've learned from 3 pt perspective here. However your linework is quite good in this exercise

Next Steps:

Proceed to 250 Box Challenge

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11:59 AM, Sunday September 25th 2022

thank you so much:)

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