When a Cylinder Is a Rectangle with Curves

Try seeing and drawing a cylinder as if it were a rectangle in space. Get the angle and eye level right and then adjust the shape inside. A cylinder has round ends, in space they are ellipses. You can get the right ellipse by fitting it into the end of the rectangle at the same angle and eye level.

Lauren (upper) and one of her students (lower) draw a cylinder as if it were a rectangle in space.

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