Chayota

Giver of Life

The Resilient (Spring 2022)

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chayota's Sketchbook

  • The Resilient (Spring 2022)
  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • Giver of Life
  • Dimensional Dominator
  • Basics Brawler
  • Drawing Prompt: Fantasy Ice Cream Cart

  • How can I improve if I am too impatient?

  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

  • Problems with lineweight on curves

  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

  • Drawing Prompt: Junkyard Symphony

  • Drawing Prompt: Mascot High School

  • Drawing Prompt: Tea Time at World's End

  • Drawing Prompt: Mushroom Manor

  • Drawing Prompt: Cosmic Confectionary

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • Do I have to upload photos of all the boxes in the 250 box challenge?

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

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Ellipse Master Template

Ellipse Master Template

This recommendation is really just for those of you who've reached lesson 6 and onwards.

I haven't found the actual brand you buy to matter much, so you may want to shop around. This one is a "master" template, which will give you a broad range of ellipse degrees and sizes (this one ranges between 0.25 inches and 1.5 inches), and is a good place to start. You may end up finding that this range limits the kinds of ellipses you draw, forcing you to work within those bounds, but it may still be worth it as full sets of ellipse guides can run you quite a bit more, simply due to the sizes and degrees that need to be covered.

No matter which brand of ellipse guide you decide to pick up, make sure they have little markings for the minor axes.

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