## How to Draw The Impossible Triangle with 3d Cubes: Optical Illusion

Hi, Tom here and in this week’s Circle Line Art School video I will show you one way, a simple way, to draw the impossible

triangle out of cubes, first draw a simple diamond shape, it needs to be

wider than it is high and the diagonal lines need to be parallel to each other,

they don’t get wider or closer together, next draw a vertical

line going down from its middle base and then we can draw two more parallel

vertical lines, one on the left and one on the right, from the points on the left

and right of the diamond, the original diamond that we drew, now we can divide

this column of three lines into cubes, each cube is just made by drawing a

diagonal line which is parallel to the diagonal line of the original diamond

above it, we need in total five cubes, all stacked up on top of each other and each

cube needs to be the same height as the one above it… next, from the baseline on the right, we

can extend this baseline we can repeat this for the next two

diagonal lines which go towards right extending them further off towards the

right, now we can divide this shape into equal sized cubes with vertical lines

and also diagonal lines that can link up with the diagonal lines on the left hand

side of the original column of cubes that we drew, we need four extra cubes

going in a row towards the right, next we can join the last of the two

cubes on the right to the first cube that we drew, with three parallel

diagonal lines from the second cube in our column we could extend the second

and third diagonal lines to the right and this will create our last three

cubes, next we can just erase two short lines and they need to be the right-hand

side of the first cube, its base and the right hand side, the right hand vertical

side, we can just tidy up the impossible triangle now a little bit too, now starting in the middle base of our diamond, we can darken this central line,

next we can darken the left hand vertical line here,

we can darken the left-hand baseline at the base, next to darken the two

right-hand vertical cubes from our column, next we could darken the three

diagonal lines on the right… and then the three diagonal lines from the diamond going right, we now have the impossible triangle a shape that you can

draw in the two-dimensional surface of a piece of paper, but you can’t really make

it in 3d, it’s an impossible shape in that sense, now we can make this

impossible triangle into a series of cubes, to do this the first step is to

make each of the lines which isn’t an outside line of the triangle, into a

double line, to separate all of the cubes that we already have,

so they don’t quite touch… as we do this we could also check and

make sure that all of our diagonal lines are parallel to each other! in this drawing they’re only actually

three different types of lines sort of lines, there are vertical lines which will parallel, the diagonal lines to the left, which are all parallel to each other and then they’re

also diagonal lines to the right, which are also all parallel to each other… once you have doubled up all of the

lines that separate the cubes, we can carefully erase the outside line just at

the end of each of these double lines, then once we have done that we can add

the missing bits in these little areas to each of the cubes to make it look 3d

and separate from its neighbors, now we are ready to add some tonal values to

this drawing, I think, with the impossible triangle you could see it as three “L”

shapes so the first “L” shape could be a black tone, the second “L” shape could be a

mid-tone and then the last sort of “L” shape could just be the white of the

paper, thank you very much for watching this video, I hope you liked it and find

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