Complex & Irregular Forms

There are four basic forms—the cube, the cylinder, the cone, and the sphere. Almost every object can be related to a cubic form, including the human head and body. Some shapes are a compilation of many cubes. Some, however, do not relate to the cube at all. In this instance we are either using the cone, the cylinder, or the sphere. Upon observation, we find that some objects are also a combination of several of these basic forms.

Exercises to Practice

My old West Virginia whiskey jug is a combination of cylinder and cone, with an ellipse at the top, middle, and bottom. The handle is one of those irregular forms that is best drawn by eye. In order to draw the handle in perspective, I employ the same method used in ...

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