Week 1: Basic ShapeS

Basic 3-D Geometric Shapes

True geometric shapes are flat planes such as squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, etc. In this class we will be using 3-Dimensional Geometric shapes that are derived from the flat planes listed above.  The five most basic include: cubes, boxes, cones, spheres, and cylinders. 

Most things can be reduced to, and drawn with, a combination of one or more of the five basic geometric shapes.

Kinds of shapes


Cubes: Cubes are geometric shapes bounded by six equal squares.



Boxes: Boxes are similar to cubes. The only difference is that the back plane may be placed anywhere the artist wants relative to the front plane.

Cylinders: A true cylinder is made of two perfect circles of the same size, connected by straight, parallel sdies.

Cones: A cone is a perfect circle, bounded by diagonal lines that connect to the top point on the center line, the base of which is in the center of the circle.

Spheres: A sphere is a globular shape in whihc all distances are equal from its center. It is perfectly round, like a ball.