250 Box Challenge

7:04 AM, Wednesday September 15th 2021

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Here is my 250 box challenge :)

It was long, but I definitely learned something about perspective:

  1. as things (faces of cuboids facing us) go farther away, we can see more of them

  2. how to construct a suiting ellipse in a rectangular plane section in perspective (find the midpoint of the plane using the diagonals)

  3. longer cuboids are tougher to draw for me (the lines on the farther ends are harder to imagine)

  4. lines do not need to literally converge to make a good-looking box

  5. every mathematical drawing of a cuboid looks really broken to me now

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Ellipse Master Template

Ellipse Master Template

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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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