Recently I tried some new style of art called ‘Geometric Art’. A lot of people liked this style and asked me how to do it. Guess what? I’m going to show you how easy it is to make geometric art yourself with some tips and tricks to keep you going. It’s really easy, so easy that even Robbin (who is not particularly good in drawing) was able to do it in about 30 minutes! Read on to see how you start making geometric art within 30 minutes!
Your Geometric Art made into your own sticker? #StickersForMe!
You may seen my latest drawings on Instagram which included geometric art. I love the simplistic look of these drawings and it’s really fun to make them! Don’t know what I’m talking about yet? See the picture below for an example of a bear made in geometric style.
Since a lot of people wanted to make this geometric art themselves, I’ve asked my boyfriend Robbin to make some geometric art. I gave him some tips to get started and after 30 minutes or so he drew a rabbit in geometric art. Keep in mind this is his first attempt in drawing and it only shows that it’s really easy to get started.
Not bad right? You can make anything into geometric art if you want, but in this post, I will take this rabbit for example.
You will need the following supplies to get started:
In this example Robbin used a small transparant ruler (15cm or 6 inches), an HB Pencil and the 0.1 Staedtler Pigment Liner.
Let’s Start Drawing a Geometric Rabbit
It’s really easy to get started. I will guide you through the steps to make art of your own. There are only 5 simple steps to make your own:
- Drawing the silhouette
- Straighten the drawing
- Marking points of depth
- Drawing the Shapes
Before you start to make drawings, it’s always a good idea to decide what you want to draw. You can take your favorite animal, flowers, buildings or more simple shapes like a cube. Some of you might know we have a rabbit, so that’s where Robbin got his inspiration from.
#2: Drawing the Silhouette
The next step after you have decided what to make, is drawing the silhouette. This can be a rough sketch and doesn’t have to be very neat. Try to make it precise enough so you can recognize the picture, but don’t waste to much time on this: It will be gone after the next step.
This might not be the best sketch in the world, but it’s good enough for this purpose. Because we are only drawing the silhouette, it is a very simplified drawing. If you are pleased with your result, we can continue to the third step:
#3: Straighten the Drawing
In this step we are going to convert out the silhouette into something more ‘geometric’. We are going to need a ruler to make this possible. Start by drawing a straight line with the ruler and your pencil on the outside of the silhouette. Do this until you reach the start again. In the picture below you can see what our rabbit looks like right now.
You can see our geometric rabbit getting shape now. If you want, you can erase the previous silhouette, to make it a little bit more clear how it will look in the end.
#4: Marking Points of Depth
The fourth step in our progress of making beautiful art is marking points of depth. These are points that have depth relative to the rest of it’s surroundings. For our rabbit these points are around the middle of the belly, the eyes, ears, tail and of course the paws. Marking them is just a simple as putting a dot. These dots act as a reference on how to put the lines. In the picture below you can see the markers.
#5: Drawing the Shapes
The last and final steps is where everything comes together. It’s actually a very easy step, because of the markers we have drawn before. Choose a marker and start by drawing lines from this marker to the ‘bend’ points of the silhouette. See the picture below for an example.
Continue doing this until most or all the markers are connected to every bending. You can now finish things off by connecting some bending points if needed. Robbin has done this to mark the ears, tail and paws.
After you are pleased with your drawing, you can trace it with with the ruler and pigment fineliners to finish your geometric art. Erase all the pencil markers and you have made your first geometric drawing!
Make your own geometric art and show it to the world. The most beautiful art will be made into a sticker and the maker can choose three different stickers from the Planning Routine shop!
Post your geometric art on Instagram with @planningroutine and #StickersForMe and WIN FREE STICKERS!
- The winner is chosen by me and Robbin
- The photo must be geometric art and high quality in order to make it into a sticker
- The winner will be personally notified on Instagram
- Participating is possible until 30th of April
- These terms and conditions can be changed at any time