How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective |Part B

We saw in the Part A how to solve a common mistake about drawing “dual ellipses” – showing the top surface of camera lens for example.

Today, let’s draw multiple cylinders on the same scene, like the Buren’s column in Paris.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B a

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B c

Let’s draw multiple columns in perspective – inspired from the Buren’s column in Paris.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B d

Start with the ground plane adding converging lines.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B e

Add the ellipses with the minor axis as well.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B f

Extrude the ellipse to the top following the minor axis as a guide.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B g

Repeat the operation with the smaller ellipse inside – to get a tube.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B h

Add contour lines. Make sure they follow the converging lines on the ground.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B i

Add curves at the bottom of the cylinder to add extra details.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B j

Repeat the operation for each of the 4 contour lines.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B k

Add unifinished lines as well.

 

 

 

 

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B m

Time to add more cylinders. To do so, expand your ground adding converging lines.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B n

How about drawing a “negative column” going down.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B o

Double check your cylinders. All the minor axis go to the same direction. All the cylinders are symmetrical.

How to draw multiple cylinders- design sketching Part B p

Time for practicing with rough lines! It will help you memorize the process and the forms.

 

 

 

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Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

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