This week's lesson in my online drawing class is all about how to draw ellipses as they receed in space. If you understand this simple concept then your drawings will have a lot depth in them.
By the way, it's not too late to sign up for my ONLINE Drawing and Painting Daybook class. Some of my online students have shared their practice drawings with me and I have seen that studying and practicing drawing has improved their drawings a whole lot. Contact me if you want to join the class at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will enroll you today!
The trouble with understanding the technique of drawing receding elispes is that it is not explained in most drawing books.
A student who was born in England gave me this book several years ago. It is the only book that I have ever found with receding ellipses explained. Maybe nobody but me worries about getting their ellipses to recede? It is very important to me since I am going to paint again sitting in front of Monet's water lily pond in Giverny, France next month and I want my water lilies to recede to make Monet proud of me.