Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Dividing an ellipse, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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With our ellipses completed, I want to talk about…how you divide up a rounded surface in perspective.…Let's take a look at this dome.…It's divided up into 16 sections all the way around in the concept painting.…But, how do you figure out how those divisions will look in perspective?…Then make a new layer and sketch in roughly how it would look.…I'm going to use bright green so you can see what I'm doing.…This section that is facing right towards us will be the largest.…
The next one over will appear smaller since as the…surface curves away from us, we see it at an angle.…The next section will appear smaller still and the section right…on the edge of the dome will be just a sliver.…Drawing this freehand is really tricky, so let me…show you how to draw it accurately in perspective.…Let me delete these freehand lines.…To divide up this ellipse in perspective we are once again going to take…advantage of the fact that an ellipse is a circle viewed from an angle.…
We're going to draw a circle the same size as…our ellipse, divide it up, and then project down those divisions.…
Note: This installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials builds on the concept sketch from the first course, but it's not necessary to have those files to proceed.
- Understanding the three types of linear perspective
- Preparing your concept sketch for drawing
- Setting up vanishing points
- Finding the first boxes in perspective
- Roughing in the other rectilinear forms
- Creating a flat crenellation
- Plotting measuring points
- Drawing ellipses
- Adding repeating details to walls
- Delineating the background