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Nathalie Strassburg Artist & Author Biography

Nathalie Strassburg Intuitive Geometry Artist and Author Biography

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 has more than 20 years of freelance design experience specializing in branding. Nathalie is passionate about self-realization and inner peace. She has traveled extensively, currently lives in South Africa growing a food forest, and is engaged in several new creative projects.

Nathalie is best known for her Intuitive Geometry art which is based on a method she developed after a vision she had during her mid-thirties. She published the book Intuitive Geometry – Drawing with overlapping circles in 2021. She believes that Intuitive Geometry is a gift to all of humanity and therefore made it possible for anyone to learn the method for free online, so that location or economic circumstances did not prevent anyone from learning it.

The original artworks and prints are for sale, and art may be commissioned. Artworks are available in 3 different sizes and are produced with color pencils and graphite on 200gsm quality paper that is acid free and age resistant. The artworks are very time intensive and take anything from 10 days to 28 days to produce. The images and line art of the original artworks are for sale on her website along with other products so that it is accessible for inspiration, wall art, teaching, coloring, and personal projects. Custom Images and Designs are also available.


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

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Intuitive Geometry: Drawing with overlapping circles

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles

SHORTCUTS: Introduction, The Book, Learn Intuitive Geometry Online, How to draw using the Intuitive Geometry Method, Free Designs & Resources

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, the coloring book, journals, notebooks, and a new book on self-empowerment.

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.


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 examples showing the embedded overlapping circles pattern

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.

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Circle

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 >

Square

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 >

Triangle

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 >

Hexagon

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 >

Pentagon

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 >

Spirals

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 >

Waves

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 >

Scaling

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.

Intuitive Geometry examples showing the embedded overlapping circles pattern

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Intuitive Geometry Method 8 Scaling

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 8 Scaling

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for scaling.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Scaling with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Scaling
Intuitive Geometry Scaling Fig 1

At any point draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection on the circumference and you will create 6 divisions.


Intuitive Geometry Scaling Fig 2

Connect A & B, extend the line to find D and mark it.
With centre A & radius AD draw a circle twice the size of the first one.


Intuitive Geometry Scaling Fig 3

Find E. Connect C & E to find F. With centre A and radius AF draw a circle half the size of the first one. Draw a circle with centre F & radius FB.


Intuitive Geometry Scaling Fig 4

Find, Mark and connect G & H. Find & mark I. Draw a circle with centre I & radius IF. You can continue this method indefinitely.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 7 Waves

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 7 Waves

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for waves.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Waves with step by step instructions

Circle Fig 1

At any point (A) draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference (B) and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection (C etc.) on the circumference and you will create 6 divisions.


Intuitive Geometry Waves Fig 2

Find points D & E, connect them with a straight line to divide the circle in half.


Intuitive Geometry Waves Fig 3

Find & mark F & G. Extend DE. Draw a circle with centre G and radius GA.
With the same radius continue drawing new circles on the new intersections H, I, J etc. You can now draw the wave by using the circles as guides.


Intuitive Geometry Waves Fig 4

To scale the wave smaller: Find K, L, M, N & mark them. Connect K & M and extend the line. Connect C & N and extend the line. Connect L & B, Find and mark O. With centre A and radius AO draw a circle. With the same radius continue drawing circles on the new intersections P, Q, R, S etc. You can now draw the wave by using the smaller circles as guides. You can continue the wave indefinitely.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 6 Spirals

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 6 Spirals

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for spirals.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Spirals with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Spirals
Intuitive Geometry Spirals Fig 1

Draw a line of any length. Draw a circle of any size on the line. Mark the centre as A and mark B on the circumference. Draw a circle with centre B and radius AB. Using radius AB continue to draw intersecting circles along the line.


Intuitive Geometry Spirals Fig 2

To draw a spiral with equal spacing draw an arch with centre B & radius AB on the right side. Find & mark C. Draw an arch with centre C and radius AC on the left side. Find & mark D. Draw an arch with centre B and radius BD on the right side. Find & mark E. Draw an arch with centre C and radius CE on the left side. Find & mark F. Draw an arch with centre B and radius BF on the right side. Find & mark G. With centre C and radius CG draw an arch on the left side.

This spiral can be continued indefinitely, just add more smaller circles as guides.


Intuitive Geometry Spirals Fig 3

To draw a growing spiral continue from Fig 1: Find C & D, mark them and connect them to divide the area in half. Find & mark E. With centre E and radius EB draw an arch on the left side. With centre B and radius BA draw an arch on the opposite side. Find and mark F. With centre F and radius FA draw an arch on the left side and mark G. With centre A and radius AG draw an arch on the right side. Find and mark H. With centre G and radius GH draw an arch on the left side.

You can continue this indefinitely by growing the spiral with an arch double the size of the previous one – use the little circles as a guide to count out the new circles for the arches.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 5 Pentagon

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 5 Pentagon

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for the pentagon.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Pentagon with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Pentagon
Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 1

Draw any finite line, find A & B and mark them. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AB & centre B radius AB. Find and join C & D. Draw an arch with centre D and radius DA. Find E, F and G, mark them.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 2

Join E through G to find H, Join F through G to find I. Mark H, I and J. With Radius AB draw two arches, one with centre I and the other with centre H. Join A & I, I & J, J & H and H & B. You have drawn a Pentagon.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 3

Find K & L, mark them. Connect B through K and A through L. Find & mark M. Extend I through M and H through M. You have created 10 divisions.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 4

Draw a circle with centre M and radius MJ. Find and mark N, O, P, Q and R.
Connect N O P Q R to form the second pentagon.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 5

Find & Mark S, T, U, V, W, X, Y , Z, Aa, Bb. You have created 20 divisions. Extend the lines to the circumference of the circle & connect the new pentagons: S U W Y Aa & T V X Z Bb.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 6

Find the new intersections Cc, Dd etc. and connect them through centre M to create a total of 40 divisions. You can continue with this method to create 80, 160, 320 etc. divisions.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 7

Draw any finite straight line AB. Draw a circle of any size on the line. Using the same radius mark 6 divisions on the circumference of the circle. Connect the divisions through the middle to create CF and DE. Using the same radius find and circle G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q and R.


Intuitive Geometry Pentagon Fig 8

Connect R & I, R & J, R & M and R & N. Repeat this pattern of connection for points G, I, L, N and P: GP, GK, GL, etc. Find S & T, mark them and find the others. Thicken the rest of the lines to show the dodecahedron.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 4 Hexagon

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 4 Hexagon

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for the hexagon.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Hexagon with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Hexagon
Hexagon Fig 1

Draw any finite line. Find and mark AB. Draw two circles with the same radius on A & B. Find and mark C.


Hexagon Fig 2

Using the same radius (AB) draw a circle with centre C. Continue around the circle and draw a circle on every new intersection to find D, E, F and G. Draw circles with radius AB with centres D, E, F and G.


Hexagon Fig 3

Connect C, B,C,D,E,F and G to form the hexagon.


Hexagon Fig 4

Find H, I, J, K, L and M, mark them and connect them to form the new hexagon.
You have drawn a second hexagon, double the size and turned 90°.


The Cube

Hexagon Fig 5

At any point draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection on the circumference. Mark the points C, D, E, F, and G. Connect A & C, A & E and A & G. Connect A & D, A & F and A & B. You have drawn a cube.


Tiling Space 2D & 3D

Hexagon Fig 6

The Icosahedron

Hexagon Fig 7

Draw any finite straight line AB. Draw a circle of any size on the line. Using the same radius mark 6 divisions on the circumference of the circle. Connect the divisions through the middle to create CF and DE. Using the same radius find and circle G, H, I and J. Find and mark K, L, M N and O. Connect J &K, K& L, L&M, N&N , N&O and O&J to create the hexagon.


Hexagon Fig 8

Find and mark P, Q and R. Connect J & P, J & Q, Q & N, N & R, R & L, L & P, K & P, Q & O, R & M and then P & Q, R & P and R & Q.


The Vector Equilibrium

Hexagon Fig 9

“The Singularity”, a Cuboctehedron – 12 Around 1 or 13 Spheres generates 12 radiating vectors of equal light, to the 24 circumscribing vectors that together = 36 Edges.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 3 Triangle

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 3 Triangle

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for the triangle.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Triangle with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Triangle
Triangle Fig 1

Draw any finite line. Find and mark AB. Draw two circles with the same radius on A & B. Find C. Connect AC and CB.
You have drawn an equilateral triangle.


Triangle Fig 2

Find D and mark it. Using radius AB draw a new circle with centres D. Find E & F, mark them.
Extend CA to E and CB to F. You have drawn an equilateral triangle double the size.


Triangle Fig 3

Using radius AB draw two a new circle with centre C. Find and mark H, I and G.
CONNECT CID. You have drawn an equilateral triangle.


Triangle Fig 4

Connect I &A, A &C and A & D. You have drawn a 3D Tetrahedron.


Triangle Fig 5

Connect GEB. You have created a star tetrahedron.


Triangle Fig 6

Draw a new circle Radius AB with centre E. Connect C, B, D, E, I and G to form a hexagon.
You have drawn an octahedron: eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet at each vertex.


Triangle Fig 7

Find and mark J, K, L, M, N and O. Connect JLN, Connect KOM.
You have drawn a Cuboctehedron, also known as “The vector equilibrium”, “The Singularity” etc.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 2 Square

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 2 Square

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for the square.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Square with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Square
Square Fig 1

At any point (A) draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference (B)
and draw a circle with the same radius (AB).


Square Fig 2

Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection (C etc.) on the circumference .
Find points D & E, connect them with a straight line to divide the circle in half. Find points F & G and mark them.


Square Fig 3

Draw circles with the same radius on points G & F to find the square HIJK.


Square Fig 4

Connect H & K and I & J through the centre. Extend AB. Draw the squares.


Square Fig 5

Where the two squares intersect, Find points Q R S T U V W & X. Connect R & V, S & W, T & X, U & Q through the centre.
Find the new intersections on the circumference to create 16 divisions on the circle.


Square Fig 6

Complete the new squares by connecting VX, XR, RT, TV and UW, WQ, QS, SU.


Square Fig 7

Find all the new intersections, extend them to the circumference and mark them Y, Z etc.
You have now created 32 divisions.


Square Fig 8

Draw the new squares Y1234 etc. Find the new intersections (64 divisions!) and mark them too.


Square Fig 9

Draw the new squares.


Cube

Square Fig 10 - Cube

At any point draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection on the circumference. Mark the points C, D, E, F, and G. Connect A & C, A & E and A & G. Connect A & D, A & F and A & B. You have drawn a cube.

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Intuitive Geometry Method 1 Circle

Intuitive Geometry - Drawing with overlapping circles Method 1 Circle

QUICK LINKS: About, Intuitive Geometry Art, Books, Art Prints & Products on nathalie-strassburg.pixels.com. Learn the method online with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. 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.


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


The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Below are the step by step instructions for the circle.

Buy the Intuitive Geometry paperback book from Amazon. Buy the Intuitive Geometry E-book on this website or from Amazon (Commission earned).

Circle with step by step instructions

Intuitive Geometry Circle
Circle Fig 1

At any point (A) draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference (B) and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection (C etc.) on the circumference and you will create 6 divisions.


Circle Fig 2

Find points D & E, connect them with a straight line to divide the circle in half. Find points F & G and mark them.
You have now drawn the “Seed of Life” or Vector Equilibrium.


Circle Fig 3

Draw a circle with centre F using the same radius. Continue around on all the new intersections on the circumference to create 12 divisions. Find points H & I, draw a line through them to Find point J. Continue this all the way around.


Circle Fig 4

Mark the 12 new divisions clearly, you have created 24 divisions now.
Draw a circle for each new point using the same radius.


Circle Fig 5

You can continue this division to create 48, 96, 192, 348, 768…

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