Defining Shapes And Interlocking Shapes

A free video tutorial from Robert Joyner
Learn To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Watercolor
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Lecture description

In this lesson you will learn the two main shapes you can make and how they can become more complex geometric type shapes. Then we will look at combining shapes using three methods. Finally you will have a quick look at combing two shapes to create an interlocking shape.

What are the two shapes you can make?

Dot- apply your mark making medium to a surface and lift it.
Line- apply your mark making medium to paper, or canvas, and drag it along the surface.

How can line be used to create more complex shapes?

By adding, or joining, one line to another you can create infinite shape possibilities such as square, rectangle, hexagon and so on.

What are the three combined shapes we will use in this lesson?

Overlap- this happens when one shape is stacked over another
Passage- this happens when two shapes are fused, or joined to create one shape
Cut-out- this is when a shape intersects with another and reshapes the original edge.

What are interlocking shapes?

Interlocking shapes are created when two, or more shapes interweave, one with the another.

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