VIDEO: How to See (and Draw) the Basic Shapes Within Objects

By Dan in Art Tutorials > Video Tutorials

When you want to draw an object with realistic volume, or mass, it helps to be able to “see” the underlying shapes that make up that object.

These aren’t complicated geometric patterns—basically, you’re just looking for shapes like circles, squares, triangles, etc, and combining them together to form the structure of your drawings. In the following video, David Kitler demonstrates how he does it:

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