Drawing cylinder shapes has always been a challenge for me. In the drawing above, I am playing around in my sketchbook practicing and doodling with cylinder shaped objects. The hardest part of drawing realistic cylinder objects is getting the top and base ellipse shape to like correct. I often need to draw guidelines to get the shape and proportion keeping the object from getting discombobulated.
It was fun to use the sketchbook experience to come up with the next drawing theme “On the Desk”. This theme gave me an opportunity to practice using a variety of cylinder shapes in one finished image drawn on smooth drawing paper. I have fun adding texture and value to the image after the contour of the objects are looking good.