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DRAWING for BEGINNERS

SHAPES

"Anything and Everything can be derived from these three basic shapes, Circle, Square, and or Triangles. Remember a "rectangle" is just a stretched square, an "ellipse" is just a stretched circle."

Look at the object (s) carefully. what shapes do you see, take it down even further, what ONE shape?

The image to the left shows the basic steps of breaking the items down to 2 shapes, a rectangle and a square. Start with the biggest object, and base your sizes of other shapes in comparison to that one.

"Whittle" down the basic shapes, a little at a time, "Simple to complex" , don't worry about the "values in the beginning, they come next, as in "step 3". Getting the shapes CORRECT is the 1st important step.

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What shapes can you see in the drawings below?