Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video The most common mistake in drawing ellipses, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Take a look at these two cylinders.…One has the elipses drawn correctly and one is wrong.…Can you figure out which is which?…Stop the video for a minute, and try to…figure out which is correct; cylinder one or two.…Beofre I tell you the answer let's check out both ellipses.…Draw guidelines back to your right vanishing point and then to your left…vanishing points to draw squares around both…ellipses at the front of the cylinders.…
Then draw an x through each square on the front…of the cylinders to find the center and draw lines…vertically and back to the vanishing points through the center…to find the center of each side of the squares.…You can see right away that the bottom cylinder has a problem.…The ellipse is not touching the sides and the middle.…But off center all around.…The top one is correct since the ellipse…touches the square in the middle of each side.…Ellipses drawn like number two are the most common ellipse drawing error…I see and it comes from not finding the correct short access.…
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