Hey, today I would like to share with you some TIPS about How to draw ellipses in perspective. It will be a great start for later on drawing things such as glasses, bottles, bowl, wheels… basically cylinders and offset.
If you need, feel free to watch How to draw a cube with 2-point perspective, video first. It will be your first step of the sketching tutorial.
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Below are the the different steps in picture.
Step 1 | Draw a box with 2-point perspective
Step 2 | Divide the front face in 4 equal parts and find the center.
Step 3 | Draw the Minor axis going through the Vanishing point and the center.
Step 4 | Find the middle of each edge of the square
Step 5 | Trace your ellipse !
Joining the 4 dots + Using the Minor axis as a Symmetry axis
Step 6 | Optional | Check that the Major axis is Perpendicular to the Minor axis
Step 7 | Check that both axis are Symmetry axis of the ellipse !
GOOD TO KNOW:
The Minor axis is the shortest distance of the ellipse.
The Major axis is the longest distance of the ellipse.
Take a pen, explore multiple angles of cubes and enjoy !
Hope it was helpful.
See you !