Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
6:06 PM, Tuesday January 11th 2022
Only 1 page of super imposed lines because the other one was done digitally
Hi there, I'll be giving you feedback to the best of my ability. I hope this helps you out! First, congratulations on finishing Lesson 1!
There's a lot of wobble in your lines, especially when looking at your super imposed page. Remember to draw from your shoulder. Speed can help improve the smoothness of your lines as well, so experiment with different levels of speed to achieve a more confident line! Overall, prioritize line confidence over perfect accuracy right now. With more practice your accuracy will improve naturally. I can also see that your lines do get smoother over time so good job on that!
I think you have nice ellipses. It seems like you struggled a little with the ellipses in planes. The ellipse is supposed to touch all 4 of the points that bisect each of the 4 sides (sorry if this doesn't make sense what I'm describing. If you need clarification watch the video for ellipses in planes because he describes all this better than me haha). Some of your ellipses miss touching several of these points and take on a slanted shape. Try to make an effort to touch all of the points, even if your ellipse crosses out of the boundaries. Keep in mind your still aiming for confident strokes.
Great job getting through these. The boxes section, in my opinion, is the hardest out of the three (especially rotated boxes).
Most of your perspective mistakes will improve with practice, so I won't go too in depth. Whenever you get confused with where the lines go, for example, in your organic perspective page, refer back to what the boxes the plotted perspective exercise looked like. Also, remember to keep your height lines perpendicular to the horizon, and your width lines parallel to the horizon.
Over all, good job. I saw a lot of growth! Make sure that whenever you get ready to draw, dedicate 10-15 minutes to practicing one of the homework assignments above as your warm up.
Complete one more page of Ellipses in Planes and make the ellipse more fitting to the box (watch the video on this if you can).