@Kiddo said in Ellipses, cylindres, 3D shapes [beginner]: @gavpartridge I thought so too, but Jake advises against it, I guess it just gets more difficult to get rid of the ruler in the future if you start with it in the beginning. In art there are many paths to the same location. I can say from experience that it is not hard to ditch the ruler. Not saying that Jake is wrong. His method worked for him. But I would second the advice to start with a ruler and a nice sharp pencil.