# Using Cross Contour Lines To Create 3-Dimensionality

Lesson 2 from: Drawing Fundamentals: Cross Contour Lines and Ellipses

Amy Wynne

# Using Cross Contour Lines To Create 3-Dimensionality

Lesson 2 from: Drawing Fundamentals: Cross Contour Lines and Ellipses

Amy Wynne

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Using Cross Contour Lines To Create 3-Dimensionality

What are some things that we might look at in our everyday life that would manifest these ideas? So, this could be a typical breakfast table, like if you're organized enough in the morning to make this happen. So we have eggs, which are obviously egg-shaped. We have a banana, which is sort of a curved cylinder. We have the pepper mill which is cylindrical, and we also have a coffee cup which is actually this coffee cup right here, which is, you know, has a circle around the top but we're sort of looking at it from the side so it becomes more of what we call an ellipse. So, if we think about any egg shape, we might imagine them to have, we kind of imagined a see through egg. That would be cool. I looked for some, but I couldn't find any. So, we could imagine a see through egg and wrapping lines around that egg, how could the direction of those wrap lines which we call cross contour lines, how could those help us show dimension? Other than just a simple outline. So we're gonna take a loo...

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