18 Sep 2010

A study in Ellipses


One of the best things I was ever taught was by my mum on how to draw ellipses. I found it incredibly hard to do and learn, but she made me stick at it and I love drawing them now. Still struggle every now and then, but find it quite therapeutic in a weird sort of way, just drawing ovals and trying to get the angle and light and odd shapes occurring in glasses and reflections.
I'd just like to point out that all those glasses in the drawing weren't all drunk by me... it was after a party and done very late one night after everyone had gone home and I didn't have the energy to clear up quite yet...

7 comments:

  1. Nice sketch! I also like ellipses and specifically glasses, will always doddle them, but then I have a glass and china background. -nice work here!

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  2. Nice sketch! =) The lines are great

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  3. Hi Catriona, It does take practice to get the ovals, glass and china "right"..and yours are wonderful. Funny you should be doing the drawing after a party, why not?

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  4. Elipses are not my favourite either, this is a great sketch though.

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  5. Yes, you did a great job with this (especially considering it was late and after a party!). They are very challenging to draw, but you've mastered the shape, that's for sure! nancy

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  6. Challenging to draw even when you haven't had a drink! Excellent work! I should practice them more often myself!

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  7. Terrific work. I really struggle with ellipses. I guess I will practice more!

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