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Overlapping Shapes

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 7:55
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 32 MB
  • Posted: 12/31/2011

This lesson is part of the following series:

Basic Shapes and Forms (12 lessons, $19.80)

This exercise helps you to understand how to draw one shape behind another. Start with a circle and a rectangle shape, and then you will combine them in different positions. Begin with a rectangle that is tilted then draw half a circle in the middle of the box, then jump across and make the other half of the circle. Then do another set with the rectangle first, then start a circle at the end and stop when you come to the other side of the box. Try several other positions with these two shapes, then switch starting with the circle first with rectangle second. The next set of shapes you can try is a bean shape with a circle. Start with the circle then draw the bean shape attached to the circle starting on the right side and continue drawing until you come to the edge of the circle then stop. Next try three shapes, a square, a rectangle and a circle. Start by drawing the square then a rectangle then a circle, one connecting to another. Follow the video and experiment trying different ways to play around with one shape overlapping the other to give the idea of something partly hidden behind another object.

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