:: Ellipse Studies ::
An ellipse is so difficult for me to draw and because of that you'll often see ellipse studies in my sketchbooks. I usually have a cup of coffee around and it seems to call out to me to sketch the cup.
This photo above was a study .... I think I failed at this attempt. I can't remember what book I was reading that suggested all these angle studies.
I was much more pleased with this study. Even then I'm not sure how much work like this I would be willing to do prior to putting the image of a cup on my support.
I apologize for the poor quality of these photos. I found that when sketching ellipses I tend to sketch lightly ... thinking I might be easier to erase I guess, but, I don't erase in my sketchbooks, so I'm not sure why I sketch ellipses so lightly.
Do you use your sketchbook to study how to draw some particular item? Noses, faces, cups or maybe trees?