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    Need help with elipses

    Hey guys.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCoV9...C71CC4&index=8

    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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    Invest in a ellipse template?

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendarysonofgod View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Liffey View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larriva Art View Post
    There's a good explanation of circles in perspective on Chris Beatrice's blog.
    Thanks! that link helped inmensely

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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.

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