Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

7:09 PM, Monday November 8th 2021

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Hi..

So i finished the lesson 1 about 2 months ago, but at that time i did not join the patreon yet, so the only feedback i got is from the community which is.. um.. a little bit unresponsive...

I'm currently at lesson 2, just about to finish the form intersection homeworks, and seeing how the credit system works, i will probably took 2 month off DAB until my credit is enough to submit the 250 box challenge and lessons 2 homeworks (as the site said that you need to get your homeworks critiques before moving on to the next lessons)

When that time comes, do i need to redo DAB from lesson 1 ? or can i just move on to the lesson 3 ?

Thank you

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11:57 PM, Monday November 8th 2021

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 looking fine. I'm not seeing any real issues here. 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/1/14/step3 Your ellipses are off to a great start but there's still room for improvement when it comes to accuracy so keep practicing them during your warmups.

The plotted perspective looks great, nothing to mention here. Your rough perspective exercises turned out pretty good. You are getting a mix of confident linework here along with some wobble creeping back into some of your lines. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/9/wobbling This is probably happening because you are more concerned with accuracy now that you are constructing boxes and you are slowing down your stroke to compensate. The other possibility is that you have reverted back to drawing from your wrist for some of these lines. Just something to keep an eye on. You should be drawing from your shoulder for basically every line you draw even shorter ones. The wrist should be reserved for detail work only. You are 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. One thing that can help you a bit when doing a one point perspective exercise like this is to realize that all of your horizontal lines should be parallel to the horizon line and all of your verticals should be perpendicular(straight up and down in this case) to the horizon line. This will help you avoid some of the slanting lines you have in your constructions.

Your rotated box exercise was obviously a bit of a struggle. 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 but this started to fall apart on you because you didn't keep the gaps between your boxes narrow and consistent particularly towards the corners. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/guessing You are running into a pretty common issue of not actually rotating your boxes in some cases but instead simply drawing them moving back in perspective. https://drawabox.com/lesson/1/17/notrotating So you are definitely struggling when it comes to the rotations for this exercise which is perfectly fine given the difficulty and the important thing is that you gave this your best shot. 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 more comfortable using the ghosting method and drawing from your shoulder for confident linework which is great. Your box constructions are decent for the most part but there are some wonky ones here and there so the 250 box challenge will be a great next step for you.

Overall this was a solid submission that showed a nice 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 seeing as how you have already completed the 250 box challenge you can submit that once you have the credits. In terms of your questions regarding redoing lessons that should not be an issue as long as you have submitted work for official critique and it has been marked as complete you can continue where you left off. Good luck!

Next Steps:

The 250 Box Challenge

This critique marks this lesson as complete.
6:49 AM, Tuesday November 9th 2021

Thank you for the critiques !

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