Common geometry surrounds us everywhere we look in the form and shapes of squares, rectangles, circles, octagons, and the “triangle”. These shapes are the basis structures for a lot of common design, not only from the obvious of buildings and cars, but to faces, body types, hair styles, clothes, plants, and the list, is endless. All you have to do is look a little more closely and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Having art education, I can tell that when I comes to figure drawing, you are trained to begin drawing the body using squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles, and build the body drawing from those most basic shapes. It was, and is a great tool for helping when the beginner, or the most advanced artist finds themselves at roadblock when creating the next latest and greatest masterpiece. (more…)