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7:05 AM, Sunday January 3rd 2021

I can only answer this based off of what I intuitively feel is correct. I would say that it's not something you want to have happen, but it's also not something for you to worry too much about. Theoretically, if you were to draw a perfect ellipse, your entire stroke, from start to finish, should be a part of the ellipse and you wouldn't have any jutting "appendages". That's why I think you don't want to have that happen, but it's pretty normal if it does, because we're obviously not perfect. This probably also depends on how serious the jutting is, but I looked over your ellipses again and I don't think it's that noticeable of an issue.

Ultimately, it's probably better to focus on the qualities emphasized by the lesson e.g. smooth, even shapes. I would imagine this is a problem that will go away as you become more experienced, or it'll at least be something you can work on as you practice ellipses for warm-ups. I don't think you should let it hold you back from moving forward in the lessons. Also, I believe the example homework posted in the ellipses section of Lesson 1 also contains the same type of jutting. If it's even in the example, I'm sure it's expected that students will make similar kinds of mistakes!

4:48 PM, Tuesday January 19th 2021

Here are my redos! It would be very much appreciated if you could look over it.

9:43 AM, Wednesday January 20th 2021

Funnels: I'm glad to see that you were more careful with making sure the line bisects the ellipses this time around. However, I do feel that you might have been rushing through it a bit, as your ellipses themselves are a bit wobblier and they don't fit as snugly as they did in your first attempt. I also see some slanting, so I do want to point out that you should keep your ellipses angled consistently. I think you understand all the requirements for the exercise, so I won't ask you to repeat it, but this is all stuff you can keep in mind in case you do this exercise as a warm-up in the future!

Rough Perspective: I don't have any critiques for your rough perspective. You fixed the things I pointed out. It looks great!

Rotated Boxes: Good work with the rotated boxes. I can see that the spacing between your boxes sometimes drifts a little but most importantly I think you understand how the angles of the boxes should be converging as they rotate.

Organic Perspective: No further critiques for this exercise either! Plus, I think you'll get plenty of future practice with the upcoming 250 Box Challenge.

Overall, I think you've definitely shown improvement in these revisions. Of course, it would always be good to revisit these lessons now and then for practice, but I think it's fine for you to move on to the next stage, which would be the 250 Box Challenge. I hope my critiques have been helpful. Best of luck!

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1:07 PM, Wednesday January 20th 2021

Thank you so much for all of your help! Can't wait to see your revisions soon.

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