Things You'll Need
How to Draw an Ellipse. Using a couple of tacks, a string, a pencil and some practice you can draw large and small ellipses. Follow the instructions below to draw an ellipse.
Make sure that your cardboard is a little bigger than the piece of paper you will be drawing on. It may take a little practice to get the ellipse right. Don't get discouraged. Keep trying if you don't get it the first time.
Don't use lightweight string when making the ellipse. Make sure the string won't break while you are drawing.