Form From Shape
Painting and drawing are each two-dimensional. When we intend to create a sense of realism or representational, objective images, we need to create the illusion of volume. Therefore, we begin with two-dimensional shape and “carve” it into three-dimensional form… visually.
From the 3 basic shapes: circle, triangle and square, we develop sphere, pyramid and cube.
I think it’s good to note that the basic forms, otherwise known as primary solids, can be described via geometry. Drawing and design have a lot in common with mathematics.
This drawing illustrates the three basic shapes, their related forms, and hybrids (cylinder and cone).
Characteristics of the basic forms
Thanks so much for stopping by. If this article was helpful, will you consider supporting this blog? This blog survives due to the support and generosity of people just like you. Whether it’s a few dollars or a hundred dollars, every little bit helps. My promise to you is that every dollar you give goes to improve the quality of this blog and the reach of my teaching.
Follow and connect with Alvalyn