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11:28 PM, Monday April 24th 2023

Hello, welcome to DrawABox.

Today I will be critiquing your homework for Lesson 1. If anything is unclear, don't hesitate to ask for clarification.


Superimposed Lines

Your lines in this exercise are smooth and drawn with confidence. I see that you kept the fraying towards one side.

Ghosted Lines

Once again, you have drawn the lines in a consistent, confident and smooth manner. If your line starts to wobble, prioritize confidence over having the line meet exactly at the plotted end point. With mileage and time, it will become easier to end line exactly where you want to.

Ghosted Planes

I noticed that for some your lines, they are wobbly. Above all else, draw your lines confidently with the ghosting method. Don’t forget to rotate your page as needed to make the marks that you need to make.


Table of Ellipses

You did do well in ensuring to draw through your ellipses at least twice.

I noticed however that some of your ellipses are wobbly as it seems like you tried to draw them accurately while also trying to them fit in the table. As with all lines you make in this course, Ensure to prioritize making consistent, confident, and smooth lines for your ellipses as accuracy and how tight the lines of your ellipses will improve with practice.

Ellipses in Planes

As with the previous exercises, keep in mind what I said about drawing ellipses that are confident and smooth.

Ellipses in Funnel

On this exercise, you drawn your ellipses snuggly within the confines of the funnels and they are well aligned with the axis. You made a solid effort here in drawing the ellipses smoothly and confidently.


Plotted Perspective

I don’t see any issues here. The boxes are cleanly drawn and well plotted.

Rough Perspective

On this exercise, you mistakenly plotted directly to the vanishing point. You are supposed to plot your lines directly from your boxes to the horizon check how close your estimated lines were to the actual vanishing point. Other than that, this was a solid attempt at this exercise.

Rotated Boxes

You did great at this exercise given its difficulty. The initial center boxes are well turned and rotated in 3D space. You gave a solid attempt at rotating the boxes on the outskirts. Also, you did well in keeping the space in between the boxes narrow and consistent. I noticed that some of your lines are scratchy and hesitant; Make sure to always draw your lines smoothly and confidently.

Organic Perspective

Ending with this exercise, you did a great job at rotating and conveying how the boxes move through 3D space. I feel that you have good beginning grasp on 3D space and perspective that'll improve with the 250 box challenge.

Moving Forward

I recommend that you should now do the 250 box challenge.

Don't forget to use these exercises as warm ups as per: https://drawabox.com/lesson/0/3/warmups

Make sure to follow the 50% rule here:


Good job on completing lesson one and good luck on future ones!

Next Steps:

Move onto the 250 box challenge.

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10:37 PM, Wednesday April 26th 2023

Thank you for the critique! I'll strive harder for smooth confident lines.

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