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Drawing with Rectangles - Robots, Trees, and More

Posted on by Rob Stenzinger

This is a series of experiments in using rectangles to draw a few things both natural and human-made. One technique I found useful through this was to work loosely and not focus on perfect symmetry.

These three robots began my curiosity with rectangle based drawing.

These three robots began my curiosity with rectangle based drawing.

Buildings, perhaps to use in a future video game concept.

Buildings, perhaps to use in a future video game concept.

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Drawing with Rectangles - Buildings 3.png
Drawing with Rectangles - Robot Mecha.png
Exploring how I could draw trees using only rectangles.

Exploring how I could draw trees using only rectangles.

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An attempt at clouds, though they more closely resemble battleships or extra simplified 8-bit art.

An attempt at clouds, though they more closely resemble battleships or extra simplified 8-bit art.

It's rectangles all the way down and I think it warded into taking a little break from the rectangle sketching.

It's rectangles all the way down and I think it warded into taking a little break from the rectangle sketching.