How to Draw an Octagon With a Square

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When drawing an octagon with a square, you're going to want to start by drawing the square. Learn how to draw an octagon with a square with help from an artist and art teacher in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Patricia. I'm an artist and I'm going to show you how to draw an octagon with a square. Alright so first we're going to draw the square because this will help to give us the perfect octagon. So, try to draw a square as best you can and then if you separate the sides, if you divide it into three segments, you can move, after this step, you can move to the next step. Alright so I have divided my square and then what you do is draw a line to section off each of these corners into triangles and then you have your octagon, neat little trick huh? So here I have my octagon and that is how you can make a very good looking octagon using a square. Alright, so there is your octagon with a square, enjoy.


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