Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

2:30 PM, Tuesday February 4th 2020

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I've posted these to discord before. I am submitting these through the drawabox website now that this new platform is live.

I appreciate any and all critiques.

Thank you!

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11:30 PM, Tuesday February 4th 2020
edited at 11:31 PM, Feb 4th 2020

Hey, Riggity! I remember looking at a large part of this (if not all of it?) on Discord, but I'll quickly look through it again, so that you may get your badge.

So, let's see. The superimposed lines look good, though the arcing ones could stand to be a little more confident. There's a slight arc to your ghosted lines, but this disappears by the time you reach the ghosted planes. Be sure to mark the start/end points of their non-diagonal center lines, though. Nice job on the table of ellipses exercise. See if you can lift your pen off the page at the end of your rotations. The ellipses in planes look a little stiff, so remember to prioritize their confidence, not their accuracy. Nice job on the funnels. The plotted perspective exercise looks good. The rough perspective exercise does, too, but be careful not to correct incorrect lines. The rotated boxes exercise is one of the best I've seen- nicely done! Finally the organic perspective exercise is really solid, too, save for the occasional reinforcing.

Congrats on a great submission, and GL~ on the challenge!

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edited at 11:31 PM, Feb 4th 2020
11:40 AM, Wednesday February 5th 2020

Thanks! You are awesome! I really appreciate the time you've put in to going through my exercises.

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