Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

3:46 AM, Thursday July 27th 2023

Drawabox lesson 1 - Google Drive

Drawabox lesson 1 - Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fCe9M9Q-YArSuYmXmJEx83AyyVBccAp-

Here my homework, submit it in gdrive because imgur was blocked in my country ????

I have a question, i finished it at december 2022, and stop my warmup routine at early february 2023, last week i decided to back to drawabox again, so i do a long session warmup 1 pg each homework to refresh my memory, anything else i can do again to refresh my memory? (Im sorry, my english is very bad ????)

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10:51 PM, Friday July 28th 2023

Hello and congrats on completing lesson one. My name is Rob and I'm a teaching assistant for Drawabox who will be handling your lesson one critique. Starting with your superimposed lines these are off to a fine start. You are keeping a clearly defined starting point with all of your wavering at the opposite end. Your ghosted lines and planes turned out well. You are using the ghosting method to good effect to get confident linework with a pretty decent deal of accuracy that will get better and better with practice.

Your tables of ellipses are coming along pretty good. You are doing a good job drawing through your ellipses and focusing on consistent smooth ellipse shapes. This is carried over nicely into your ellipses in planes. It's great that you aren't overly concerned with accuracy and are instead focused on getting smooth ellipse shapes. Although accuracy is our end goal it can't really be forced and tends to come with mileage and consistent practice more than anything else. Your ellipses in funnels are having some slight issues with tilting off the minor axis. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/18/notaligned This is something you should always start considering when drawing your ellipses. One thing you could have done with these is start with a narrower degree ellipse in the center and then widen the degrees of the ellipses as they move outwards in the funnel. Please check the example here. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/18/step3 This helps with practicing different degrees of ellipses. Your ellipses are off to a great start but there's still room for improvement so keep practicing them during your warmups.

The plotted perspective looks great, nothing to mention here. Your rough perspective exercises turned out well. It's great that you are keeping up with the confident linework on these. You are also doing a good job extending the lines back on your boxes to check your work. As you can see some of your perspective estimations were quite off but that will become more intuitive with practice. Nice work!

Your rotated box exercise turned out really well. I like that you drew this nice and big as that really helps when dealing with complex spatial problems. You also did a good job drawing through your boxes and keeping your gaps narrow and consistent. While the rotations here aren't perfect this was a good effort overall. The more you draw and develop your spatial thinking ability the easier these rotations are to handle. This is a great exercise to come back to after a few lessons to see how much your spatial thinking ability has improved. Your organic perspective exercises are looking pretty good. You seem to be getting comfortable using the ghosting method and drawing from your shoulder for confident linework which is great. Your box constructions are solid for the msot part and I can see you are already developing a good sense for how box lines converge to vps. Nice work!

Overall this was a really well done submission that showed a good deal of growth. Your line confidence and ellipses are both coming along nicely. I think you are understanding most of the concepts these lessons are trying to convey quite well. I'm going to mark this as complete and good luck with the 250 box challenge. Keep up the good work! Here is the article on the website that covers how to handles warmups while working through the course. https://drawabox.com/lesson/0/3/warmups

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
1:25 AM, Saturday July 29th 2023

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