Need help with elipses

# Thread: Need help with elipses

1. ## Need help with elipses

Hey guys.

I have been busy practicing the basics. Currently I am taking this tutorial from moadd (Mark chong)

However I am unable to get the pole exervise right (3:09 on the video basically I am stuck). I am unable to visualise the circle in perspective (elipse), whenever I try I just draw some random curves . I have tried many times But I am failing. I simply don't seem to "get it".

Any advice is aprecited as I am very eager to advance thanks!

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3. Invest in a ellipse template?

4. Thanks guys but my problem isn't drawing elipses perse.But drawing a circle in perspetive (an elipse) sorry for the confusion.

5. Find a cylinder and practice drawing it at different angles.

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7. Originally Posted by Liffey
Find a cylinder and practice drawing it at different angles.
Thanks.. wow it was so easy lol silly me

8. Originally Posted by legendarysonofgod
Thanks guys but my problem isn't drawing elipses perse.But drawing a circle in perspetive (an elipse) sorry for the confusion.
Begin by learning to draw a square in perspective. You can always inscribe a circle (or ellipse, in perspective) within a square.

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10. Originally Posted by arenhaus
Begin by learning to draw a square in perspective. You can always inscribe a circle (or ellipse, in perspective) within a square.
Can't believe I didn't tough of that. You are right! Will do some exercises.

11. There's a good explanation of circles in perspective on Chris Beatrice's blog.

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The exercise in 4:12 I found to be interesting. He basically did the same thing, just making swirls, but it was interesting how he did it.

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Originally Posted by Liffey
Find a cylinder and practice drawing it at different angles.
I've tried that and it didn't work for some reason, even when I draw a box around it. I think I just suck at precise curves.

15. Originally Posted by Larriva Art
There's a good explanation of circles in perspective on Chris Beatrice's blog.

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In Joseph D' Amelio Perspective Drawing Handbook, he states that drawing the major and minor axis first is a good way. So you draw major axis X length and minor axis Y length at majors center and join the dots.

Not tried it yet myself, but it seemed a brilliant idea.

Last edited by Charlie D; August 21st, 2011 at 11:01 PM.

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