Hi, and welcome to drawabox! 2 things. First, there’s no need to apologize. This is a normal thing to experience, and, if anything, congratulations are in order, for having stuck with it, even when you did have an excuse to start over. Second, be mindful of whether what you’re experiencing is pain, or soreness. Soreness is fine, in the beginning. Pain, is not, ever. With that out of the way, let’s talk about this submission.

Starting off, the superimposed lines look great. They’re confident, properly lined up at the start, and of a consistent trajectory. The ghosted lines/planes look quite smooth as well, and I’m pleased to see that you’ve plotted start/end points for the non-diagonal center lines of the planes- a lot of students forget to.

The table of ellipses exercise looks good. Your ellipses are smooth, and rounded, but they’re not always of a consistent degree/angle in a frame (remember that they should be.) Also, remember to go around them 2 full times- you’ll settle for 1 and a half, sometimes. I will also recommend lifting your pen off the page at the end of your 2 rotations, rather than flicking it off, to get rid of that little tail at the end. The ellipses in planes exercise looks good, too. Your ellipses maintain their smoothness/evenness, despite the added difficulty of having to touch all 4 sides of the plane. The funnels exercise is a bit of a mixed bag, but mostly alright. The issue is that some of the ellipses (most all of them in those corner funnels) are misaligned, that is to say, not cut into two equal symmetrical halves by the funnel’s minor axis. Remember to take your time on each one, rotating the page as necessary, and ghosting until ready.

The plotted perspective exercise looks quite clean- nicely done. The rough perspective exercise looks good, too, though I have a few pointers. First, I’d like to quickly remind you that you shouldn’t correct an incorrect line, if you can. Second, to help your convergences get even closer to the vanishing point, I’ll, for one, recommend spending a little longer on the planning phase, ghosting and re-ghosting each point until you’re satisfied with it, but also, paying a little more attention to the shape of your back faces. Because of the rules of 1 point perspective, the back face of your box should be of the same shape as the front face, just smaller. Hence, if you notice, for example, that one is a square, and the other a rectangle, then there’s been a mistake somewhere, so, rather than commit to those points, see if you can reconsider them. The rotated boxes exercise looks, and you might be surprised to hear this, good. I’ll take this opportunity to let you know that what we’re looking for in an exercise isn’t perfection, or even anything close to it. We’re just looking for one that has been seen through to the end, and shows some attempt at the instructions being follow. Successfully, or otherwise. Anyway, looking over yours, I’d say that you’ve done a decent enough job of keeping the gaps between your boxes narrow, and, as a result, they rotate fairly comfortably for the most part. It does seem like you’ve skipped this step, however, which I do not recommend. Finally, the organic perspective exercise looks good. There’s the occasional issue with the foreshortening of some of the far-off boxes, but this is expected. The boxes themselves look good, and I appreciate the addition of line-weight, to clarify the various dominances. Though, as you’ll soon find out, it should be applied to the silhouette of the box only- never to the inner lines.

Congrats on a strong submission- I’m happy to mark it as complete. Feel free to move on to the 250 box challenge.