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Drawing Fundamentals: Cross Contour Lines and Ellipses

via CreativeLive


This beginner-friendly class will teach you essential techniques for drawing realistically. Understand the three dimensional form and curved objects. Instructor Amy Wynne teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and exhibits her work nationally, winning numerous grants and awards.

This class covers:

  • Turning 3D forms in space & using cross contour lines
  • Learning how to draw and measure height to width of ellipses
  • Applying knowledge of ellipses to drawing eggs, cylinders, coffee cups, & bananas

A series of practice pages will be provided to get you started. You’ll draw 3D forms such as an egg and a cube, and build up to drawing hands.


  • Class Introduction
  • Using Cross Contour Lines To Create 3-Dimensionality
  • Draw and Measure Height to Width of Ellipses
  • Drawing Coffee Cup With Ellipses
  • Drawing Eggs and Cylinders With Dimension
  • Demo: Drawing Bananas

Taught by

Amy Wynne


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