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## Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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##### 12:02 AM, Friday March 11th 2022

Hey seanyboy my name is trollfromhell and i am ready to give u my critiques for your finished lesson 1

1.lines

your super imposed lines look good and the lines are fraying only at the far end and i guess the more u do ghosting method before u stroke ur straight line the better ur straight lines become at the far end and also your ghosting lines are okay

2.ghosted planes/elipses in planes

i am sure u find it difficult at first to put elipses in a narrow size planes but i see you have confidenct lines and good elipses so yeah they look okay

3.tables of elipses

``they are okay but i think when u draw elipses keep the lines close together so they will look tightened and it takes lots of elipses to draw and eventually you will hit clean elipses ``

4.funnels

On funnels, the minor axis (the line in the middle) should cut ellipses in 2 symetrical halves.

5.plotted perspective

``just draw lighty for the lines of the boxes but when u put shadow do make it darker so it will make it look 3D``

6.rough perspective

the vanishing point is always on the horizontal line so u should plot your boxes towards it also width lines and height lines perpendicular to the horizontal line

7.rotated boxes

they look okay but u just need to move to 250 boxes to get a grasp on it

8.rough perspective

when u draw ur boxes make sure the perspective is not too extreme so it will be much easier for you to rotate that on your mind

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##### 8:32 PM, Saturday March 12th 2022

Hello trollfromhell. Thank you for the critique but I needed to ask you this one question: What does it mean for perspective to be extreme? Sure, I can't let the vanishing point get off the page but if it's not, how can it be too extreme? Why not go far off the middle of the horizon line?

##### 2:49 PM, Monday March 14th 2022

my point is make sure the vp is just far off the page because when we put the vp too close to the boxes it will look like we (the viewers) see a very tall object from the ground another thing is when you look at a cube quite close,you are not gonna be able to see 4 sides anymore you will see just see 3 parts or 2 parts of the boxes,this picture will explain what i am talking about https://imgur.com/Kqg6uMX

so like in rough perspective you just need to keep the boxes perspective far off so it will not look like a very tall object being rotated

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