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Adding Depth to Your
Drawings with Shading

By Bruce Brodie
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Some Basic Shapes

Hello and welcome. The purpose of this tutorial is to give you practice drawing basic geometric solids with your computer. Just about any drawing program will work for this lesson. We'll be using Microsoft's "Paint" because it's fairly common. "Paint" is included with many computers that use "Windows". It's listed under "accessories" on the programs and applications list.

Knowledge of how to form geometric solids is key to drawing. With them, we can represent depth and perspective. They are truly the "building blocks" of art. Know how to render the basic geometric solids and you'll have more fun. Grab a mouse and let's start.

Geometric solids

geometric solids more shapes



Sphere:

step A step B step C step D step E


Hexahedron:

(Fancy name for a box)

drawing a box box B box C box E box F



Cylinder:

cylinder A cylinder B cylinder C cylinder D cylinder E cylinder F cylinder G cylinder H

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