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#1    telirium

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:19 AM

i once heard that if you drew an absolutely perfect round circle without any mistakes that you would go insane. i know its physically impossible to do this but has anyone else heard of it?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:55 AM

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i once heard that if you drew an absolutely perfect round circle without any mistakes that you would go insane. i know its physically impossible to do this but has anyone else heard of it?


Actually, there is an asian culture that do draw perfect circles for meditative purposes. I forget the name of this technique, but once I figure it out, i'll give it to you.



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Posted 27 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

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Actually, there is an asian culture that do draw perfect circles for meditative purposes. I forget the name of this technique, but once I figure it out, i'll give it to you.

Please do sounds insteresting a perfect circle.


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:12 PM

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i once heard that if you drew an absolutely perfect round circle without any mistakes that you would go insane. i know its physically impossible to do this but has anyone else heard of it?

You would go insane trying to do it.  Mathematically perfect circles are almost impossible without the use of a computer.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

A circle with an infinite radius would look like a straight line; so draw a line with a ruler and you have (part of) a perfect circle. grin2.gif


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:54 PM

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A circle with an infinite radius would look like a straight line; so draw a line with a ruler and you have (part of) a perfect circle. grin2.gif


laugh.gif oi! that's cheating!

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:57 PM

I've known some old school drafters that can draw near perfect circles, actually, my father can do it (or they look pretty perfect to me). I love watching him do this, he holds the pencil lightly in his fingers, then without touching the paper, starts to make a circular motion with his hand, then quickly lowers the pencil to the paper and voila! A perfect or near perfect circle appears. It's pretty cool to watch him do... some people doodle hearts and squares when they're bored, my dad does circles. haha.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:57 PM

Didn't Michaelangelo get the job in the Sistine by showing his skills by drawing a perfect circle freehand ? Or is that just another urban legend ?


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

perfect circles !? well i don't think so, but have you tried?


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:07 PM

I've never heard of drwing a perfect circle will drive you crazy. Probably a simple UL because, no one can do it to find out! The Vice Pincipal at the school I went to for fifth grade, (big time long time ago), once told my class that the only person who could draw a perfect circle was DiVinci.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:12 PM

I have a micrometer.... I'll have Dad do his circle trick then I can get some measurements to see if they're as close to perfect as I think they are. From eyeballing them, they look like they're consistantly about 8mm in diameter. Now I'm really interested to see how close he is. Oh fun! I get to go hassle dad! I love it when that happens! rofl.gif

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:22 PM

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I've never heard of drwing a perfect circle will drive you crazy. Probably a simple UL because, no one can do it to find out! The Vice Pincipal at the school I went to for fifth grade, (big time long time ago), once told my class that the only person who could draw a perfect circle was DiVinci.

I might have got my earlier post wrong and it was Da Vinci who drew a perfect circle freehand when he was being commissioned for a portrait (Mona Lisa?) to show what a great artist he was


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:30 PM

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And when I tried that in a bar bet, I got shot, your honor. Actually, that just sounds like the beginning of a long list of events in which I prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am, in fact, a wiseass!


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I might have got my earlier post wrong and it was Da Vinci who drew a perfect circle freehand when he was being commissioned for a portrait (Mona Lisa?) to show what a great artist he was


You were right the first time, but Da Vinci is supposedly the first person to have been able to draw a perfect circle.


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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:48 AM

Get this, peeps.

The world free hand champion draws a 'perfect' circle 1 meter in diameter in... LESS THAN A SECOND!!!

Cool, huh?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:00 PM

I think that people that can draw circles and lines near perfect, are naturally good at drawing. This is how I know I suck at drawing and should stick to photography.  


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