An Empty Sack

Can't Stand Upright


Lesson 1

Part 3: Boxes

I mistakenly did each lesson with a ruler before realizing that the homework clearly says “freehand”. Whoops.

I’m also rather dissatisfied with how the first freehand organic perspective boxes came out. My boxes are too small and they don’t interact with each other, so each composition looks unnatural. I should redo before submitting.

Below are pages for assignment. Maybe sometime I’ll upload a page of whoopses.



Part 2: Ellipses

I wonder if I draw my ellipses too small. I wonder if I draw my ellipses too slanted.

I really liked the funnels exercise.

Part 1: Lines

The planes exercise was the most beneficial for me, particularly after it was done. Actively practicing the ghosting technique,  and observing how planes put space into perspective.

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 of Draw a Box was about forming lines, ellipses, planes, and boxes, and an introduction to methodically manipulating space.

I suspect this lesson felt less monotonous to me because I’ve been doing Zen Tangles for the past two years. That being said, I did spend upwards of two to three hours completing the homework for each lesson.

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