Art by Jeff Knecht

Ellipses are Hard

01 Jan 2009

I really thought I was doing a good job with this one. That is, until I finished, took a few steps back, and looked at critically.

The top opening of the pot is massively crooked. So, a couple of lessons out of this oneā€¦

  1. I need to do an overall gesture sketch before diving into the details. Ellipses are especially hard for me to get right, so I need to focus on this.

  2. I need to spend more time looking. Looking and comparing. And when I see discrepancies, I need to be OK with making adjustments.

Still, I like what I did on the handle, and I think I did a decent job capturing the varying textures.