To draw an ellipse or oval with a string, a person needs to pinpoint the exact measurements with a compass and pins, and move a pencil in an arc after it has been attached to a string. Provided that the string is extremely taut, this is a pretty simple task to accomplish.Continue Reading
Major and minor axes should be drawn to the desired length of the oval, with the major axis being the longer of the two. The semi-major axis must be set first.
If the pencil is tight enough, it should draw a perfect oval. The halves of the oval may be drawn separately if the pencil gets caught inside of the string.Learn more about Shapes