Today’s morning coffee drawing features a rice bowl with dense interior and exterior patterns that I begin learning in a shadowy way. I draw these things directly. Typically my ellipses tend to stretch out into strange shapes. They respond to the pull of powerful space-time warps. Lots of art books will show you how to draw ellipses in perspective. But I like to draw a thing as I perceive it. (I did correct the one above somewhat.) For whatever reason my mind perceives the left and right sides of the bowl’s shape in different sizes, locations, proportions, so to some extent I let myself follow these whimsies. It prompts my curiosity.
Sometime I will eschew all embarrassment and just go down the entire path of the space-time warp and see where it leads. But today for convention’s sake I reined myself in and corrected the ellipse.
But I didn’t use the book method. I made myself see it like this, so much more neat and regular.