In this chapter, we will discuss the nature and drawing of circles in perspective, called ellipses. We will discuss practical techniques that are intended to aid the beginning drawing student in a fairly straightforward and accurate discussion and demonstration. Remember: Good drawing comes with a lot of practice, so once you understand what ellipses are—and how to draw them—practice whenever you are able. Nothing gives away an artist’s deficiencies more quickly than a drawing with poorly constructed ellipses; even to the untrained eye, lack of accuracy in drawn ellipses can usually be spotted, although the viewer may not quite understand what is wrong with the picture or how to fix the problem.

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