Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

6:51 PM, Wednesday January 18th 2023


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I used faber-castell Pitt Artist pen fineliner -F size 0.5 for all these homeworks, the red pen was 0.4 also faber-castell brand.

I started Lesson1 on 10 December 2022 - and finished on 18 Jan 2023.

Thank you very much.

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1:37 AM, Saturday February 18th 2023

Hello, I will be critiquing your lesson one homework :)


Your superimposed lines look good, there is minimal fraying at the ends. Some of your lines are still wobbly but this will improve with more practice. In the box exercises you should avoid drawing over your lines, even if they are off.


Your table of ellipses seems rushed, make sure you are drawing over your ellipses 2-3 times over. For your funnels be sure to pay attention to the minor axis, aim to divide the ellipses evenly in half. Generally your accuracy seems to be improving so great job on that.


Your box exercises look good, you seem to have a good grasp on the concepts of the exercises. Just note that you should not repeat over your lines, commit to a single line, and move on as if it is correct.

Very nice work on completing your lesson one assignment! Good luck!

Next Steps:

You should try the Organic Perspective exercise again without repeating over your lines, then move on to the 250 box challenge!

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3:22 PM, Thursday February 23rd 2023

Thank you very much ^^ I will do the organic perspective again ! I think I got the hang of it.

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A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

On the flipside, they tend to be on the cheaper side of things, so if you're just getting started (beginners tend to have poor pressure control), you're probably going to destroy a few pens - going cheaper in that case is not a bad idea.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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