Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

5:32 PM, Wednesday January 26th 2022

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2:02 AM, Thursday February 3rd 2022
edited at 2:02 AM, Feb 3rd 2022

hi, there i'll be the one providing you a critique, i'm saddened by the fact that there wasn't anyone who critiqued your submission for months now, now this has been 6 months now so if you'll push through this course, you can join the discord server in case you want to have your submissions critiqued faster, there's alot of helpful people in this community and so feel free to join by the discord server and ask questions there if you have any, you can also ask questions here if you have any. now starting off with the critique


  • for the superimposed line you did a terrific job here as there's only fraying in one end and these lines are drawn confidently and smoothly, not only did you show patience in here but also followed the instruction by heart, great work

  • next up is the ghosted lines exercise, there i noticed that there's some subtle s and c curved lines. for the subtle s curved line one reason is that there's a little bit of hesitation going on here and so one solution that i tried out and seems to have worked is that i tried experimenting with different speeds when it comes to applying the ghosting method. for the subtle c curved line one reason as to why it occurs is that you might've unconsciously switched to your elbow rather than your whole arm but if you were using your whole arm then one solution to it is to consciously ghost or arch the opposite way of the line.

  • lastly is your ghosted planes exercise, again you've done a great job here, there's some cases wherein you were hesitating a bit, so try to keep in mind that we should always prioritize confidence over accuracy


  • for the table of ellipses exercises, i don't know what to say. you've done the instruction by drawing through each ellipse 2-3 times, you've also experimented with different orientation and degree of the ellipse, you've kept them snug, and you drew them confidently and smoothly, great work!

  • for the table of ellipses, although there are some planes that are extremely foreshortened, an ellipse when cut in half would always be symmetrical to each other, and so try to avoid making ovals, egg-like shapes or ellipses that has a pointy side in them.

  • lastly is the funnels exercise, you've done the funnels, you've kept the ellipses fit and snug along the funnels, you've done the harder version of this by drawing different degrees of ellipses as it goes to the end. i found no issue here, great job.


  • plotted perspective another job well done, no issues were found.

  • rough perspective, so great work extending the extension lines toward the horizon, maintaining the horizontal lines parallel to the horizon and vertical lines perpendicular to the horizon. one issue that i found is that you seem to repeat a line in some parts, note that here in drawabox when we make a mistake it's best that we try to work with it and not correct it nor hide it, if we try to always hide our mistakes, we wouldn't learn from it.

  • rotated boxes, although the gaps between each boxes isn't narrow and consistent it does convey the feeling of it rotating, so overall great attempt, and in the future if ever you'd continue to push through, it's great to come back to this exercise.

  • now lastly is the organic perspective exercise again great work here since the boxes goes smaller and smaller as it goes to the back of the page, although it wasn't really that necessary to add line-weight on your boxes.

overall this is a solid submission, although there's still some room for improvement you're already ready for the next challenge which is the 250-box challenge, there you'd be able to improve your spatial reasoning and gain mileage when it comes to ghosting. again feel free to go to the drawabox discord server where there's thousands of helpful community members that would offer advices or feedback to your work.

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move on-to the 250 box challenge

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edited at 2:02 AM, Feb 3rd 2022
6:54 PM, Thursday February 10th 2022

Ok. Thanks for your critique.

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