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 b
Download the Designer Starter Kit – with basic tutorial about perspective included.
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.

 

 

 

By Chou-Tac

Hello! 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 is to help you all along with your design projects and journey! Leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : ) Chou-Tac

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