Thursday, June 14, 2007


ELLIPSE - An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides.

Simple right? Well why are they so hard to get right in a piece? I was having trouble fixing my ellipses on my strawberry piece below. You can see on it where my plate ellipses went wrong as I haven't updated the image since I corrected it.

The strawberries on the plate kept on making it hard to see the actual ellipse of the plate and I kept over correcting myself. Well I figured there had to be an easier way to check the ellipse besides scanning it in photoshop and checking it on there. Here's what I came up with:

I took some tracing paper over the drawing and traced the lines of my plate and then folded it on itself to see if the sides match up, unfolded it and folded the other way to see if the top and bottom line up. One thing that was throwing me off is that the strawberries are closer to the right side of the plate than the left making it hard to "see" the full ellipse. Well I won't say its perfect now but its a lot better!

1 comment:

visioneerwindows said...

There's always the 'irregular plate' excuse.....LOL