QUICK LINKS: About, Learn the Method with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. Learn how to apply the Method: Bees, Butterflies, Flowers (3 fold), Flowers (4 fold), Flowers (5 fold), Human Body, Human Eye, Human Face, Snowflakes, Spiders.

Intuitive Geometry is a simple method of drawing anything using overlapping circles. Once you master the method’s 8 principles you can apply them intuitively and draw anything. Below are the step by by step instructions for waves.

Intuitive Geometry Wave Method Icons

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

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

Waves Step by Step Instructions

Intuitive Geometry Waves 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. Learn more about scaling in the scaling section.

How does it work

Overlapping Circles

Overlapping Circles Grid showing how Intuitive Geometry works

AfrikaansArabicChinese (Simplified)DanishDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGreekHebrewHindiItalianJapaneseKoreanLithuanianRomanianRussianSpanishVietnameseZulu