Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
8:36 AM, Monday November 28th 2022
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Hi! I will be reviewing your homework today ^^ Congrats on making it through the first Lesson! The first step is always the hardest :>
Your lines are looking good! A bit wobbly and arching in the beginning but you improved very soon so I don't think that's anything worth mentioning. Just continue keeping an eye on that. You might want to include the Superimposed Lines in your warm-up's, especially the longer lines. Good job on making it from Point A to Point B. Also something you're improving on gradually.
Ellipses are looking good as well, though I did notice you seem to have a bit of trouble with staying within the lines in the Table of Ellipses and properly reaching them in the Ellipses in Planes assignment. Make sure to ghost as much as you need before placing the line. It's good you draw through them several times, but keep in mind to do that a maximum of three times, aiming for two. Your ellipses are looking really dynamic already, keep it up!
The most important thing about the boxes assignments are the lines, which you've done a good job on. I don't think there's anything I could nag about. Keep up the good work! You can head onto the 250 Box challenge :) Don't forget to continue training those lines and ellipses in your warm-ups! Wishing you good luck and lots of patience ^^
Head onto the 250 Box Challenge
That was fast. Thanks heaps for giving your time. Appreciate the feedback.
This recommendation is really just for those of you who've reached lesson 6 and onwards.
I haven't found the actual brand you buy to matter much, so you may want to shop around. This one is a "master" template, which will give you a broad range of ellipse degrees and sizes (this one ranges between 0.25 inches and 1.5 inches), and is a good place to start. You may end up finding that this range limits the kinds of ellipses you draw, forcing you to work within those bounds, but it may still be worth it as full sets of ellipse guides can run you quite a bit more, simply due to the sizes and degrees that need to be covered.
No matter which brand of ellipse guide you decide to pick up, make sure they have little markings for the minor axes.