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6:29 PM, Monday September 21st 2020

Here's a quick example of what I mean:

You're on the right track with "add contour lines that are perpendicular to the cylinder's axis" - except the point is that you draw those cross-sectional slices first to lay out the structure and the way in which the form tapers, and then build the form by bridging across them. Arguably you'd get the same result one way or the other, but approaching it this way allows you to pin down the specifics of the form you want to construct more easily, which helps with more complex situations.

7:15 PM, Monday September 21st 2020

Oh all right! Thank you!

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