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    Where do you guys buy geometric shapes?

    I was thinking it would be great to have a wooden sphere, cube, cylinder and cone in front of me so that I can shine my lamp on them to study lights / shadows.

    I've looked on eBay and all over the web but can't find any!
    Wooden cube and sphere, yeah, but cylinder and cone are tough.

    I would like to buy everything from 1 place to save shipping costs, if possible.

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    try some local art shop, they usually sell all kind of shit there.

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    I'm pretty sure straits commercial sells those in plaster casts...

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    Arts and crafts stores. If you guys have a Michael's, there's usually an aisle with all that kind of stuff.

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    Toy Shop = wooden building blocks.


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    blocks are not spheres

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    http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-5...ref=pd_sim_t_1

    Maybe these, many kid's toys have these shapes. I stil have a whole cart with wooden squares from when I was 3 or something. I'll probably buy some more toys to get some more basic shapes, it's quite fun to collect basic shapes.

    For spheres, you could also buy some of those beach balls they use for the wooden beach rackets. They usually come in fluo pink / green, I have some. I tried to use a ping-pong ball once, but the light will shine through those too much.

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    Dude, you should know by now that Bras Basah has everything you need.

    If you are short of space, probably tiny ones are better.

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    you could make any angled shape using a paper grid and some glue. as for a sphere, surely a plain ball would suffice?

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    Thanks for reply, all!

    Quote Originally Posted by R a n d i s View Post
    try some local art shop, they usually sell all kind of shit there.
    I'll try to look in my local art store, and hope they sell the shit I want.

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    Dude, you should know by now that Bras Basah has everything you need. [/URL]
    Thanks! Btw, in Singapore, ArtFriend has a branch at Taka and Bras Basah. The Taka branch is bigger by 2000 sq feet, but I heard the Bras Basah one sells more variety of things. Is it true? I've been going to the Taka one so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoph View Post
    you could make any angled shape using a paper grid and some glue. as for a sphere, surely a plain ball would suffice?
    The problem with paper-made stuff is that they crumble and wear down too easily, and it feels better to have something solid.

    The other thing is, I need some retail therapy and somewhere to spend my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    blocks are not spheres
    Blocks are cylinders, and a variety of rectangle shape with a a few arches thrown in there. A ping pong ball painted white makes a great sphere. Somewhere amongst the toys a cone will be found masquerading as a tree. Seek where you least expect it and find what you're looking for.


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    A piece of PVC pipe should function marvelously as a cylinder, just spray paint it matte white grey, or black...or whatever you want really. In a lot of craft stores they sell foam spheres and cones for wrapping fabric and things around. These can work pretty well, but often have a extremely diffuse texture, also don't spray paint them, they'll melt. Perhaps a coat of gesso, or just regular white acrylic would work to smooth out the surface. Also keeping some modeling clay handy to just mash up your own shapes can be really beneficial. Another neat suggestion I saw on James Gurney's awesome blog was to pick up some craggy rocks...spray paint them matte grey, and then light them with a strong directional light...instant (well a couple of steps anyway) miniature mountains. I've read that Maxwell Parish did something similar for his mountain/rock reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon_OND View Post
    The problem with paper-made stuff is that they crumble and wear down too easily, and it feels better to have something solid.
    You can do it with some 'hi-art' or similar illustration boards.
    Paint with acrylic afterward.

    I remember having done some very nice ones on time.

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    you could buy some balls from a toy store. And/or marbles.

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    I honestly think that the Art Friend at Bras Basah has more range of stuff, you should check it out.

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