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Intuitive Geometry: Drawing with overlapping circles

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles by Nathalie Strassburg

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The Intuitive Geometry method is a set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. The method was created by Nathalie Strassburg over a period of several years after she had an inspiring vision of a large geometric drawing. The website went live around 2019, and the book (and e-book) was published in 2021. She is currently working on a new art collection and books.

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Nathalie believes Intuitive Geometry is a gift to all of us. For this reason she made it possible for anyone to learn the method for free online, so that location and income did not prevent anyone from learning it. She also makes images and line art of the original artworks available for purchase at a relatively low cost for personal use so that it is accessible for teaching and personal projects. Read more about Commissioned Artworks.

Make a donation. Buy the Intuitive Geometry books, including the Paperback from Amazon, Hardcover from Amazon, the E-Book from or Amazon. You can also buy printable E-Books, including the Printable Workbook, coloring books, notebooks, and journals.

Intuitive Geometry is not just about drawing, it is about developing our intuition and learning the fundamental structure of life. Practicing the use of overlapping circles affects our consciousness on all levels, and our ability to become more powerful creators in this world. – Nathalie Strassburg

Nathalie Strassburg is a South African designer, artist, author, gardener, and human transformation enthusiast. She is trained in art, digital design, marketing, NLP, Life Coaching and continues to expand her knowledge with new courses and reading every year. She has more than 20 years of freelance design experience specializing in branding.

Intuitive Geometry overlapping circles grid showing various geometries

Overlapping circles have been studied since ancient times. Two overlapping circles create the almond shape called the vesica pisces from which we can make basic geometric shapes. The intuitive geometry method has expanded on these basic foundations, commonly referred to as Sacred Geometry, and now includes spirals, waves and scaling. Once you master the method’s 8 principles (circle, square, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, spirals, waves, scaling) you can apply them intuitively and draw anything. The book (and e-book) contains step by step instructions, step by step examples and example art.

Intuitive Geometry Method Video

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Intuitive Geometry Circle

Overlapping seven circles with the same radius creates 6 equal divisions. You can continue this division to create 12, 24, 48, 96, 192… radial divisions. Learn the circle with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Square

Overlapping four circles with the same radius creates a square. Overlapping squares create 4, 8, 16, 32, 64… radial divisions. Learn the square with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Triangle

Overlapping two circles with the same radius creates the first triangle. Overlapping three can create a triangle twice the size. Overlapping six circles creates various possibilities including the five regular solids: the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Learn the triangle with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Hexagon

Overlapping six circles with the same radius creates two different hexagons. Hexagonal tiling is efficient because it has minimal boundary lines – honeycomb is a great example of this. Learn the hexagon with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon

There is more than one way you can draw the pentagon. Overlapping pentagons create 10, 20, 40, 80, 160… radial divisions. Learn the pentagon with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Spirals

Overlapping circles become the guides for creating any type of spiral. For equally spaced spirals you move one circle for every arch. For growing spirals you move double the number of circles for every new arch. You can create custom spirals to suit your designs. Learn spirals with step by step instructions >


Overlapping circles create the guides for drawing waves. Different scales of overlapping circles create infinite possibilities for custom wave designs. Waves are universal patterns of light, electricity, sound, wind etc. Learn waves with step by step instructions >


Intuitive Geometry Scaling

Scaling is the secret to drawing anything with overlapping circles. The patterns of life are circles within circles and universally scale in steps: down half the size or up double in size. Learn scaling with step by step instructions >

How to draw using the Intuitive Geometry Method

Learn how to apply the method: How to draw Bees, Butterflies, Flowers (3 fold), Flowers (4 fold), Flowers (5 fold), Human Body, Human Eye, Human Face, Snowflakes, Spiders.

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