[UPDATE] Congratulation to George Kopp for being the winner of this giveaway! George, I sent you a Facebook message. Please just reply with your shipping address and I will send out the prize right away.

Thank you to everyone for your support and participation! Please go here to see the current running contest: http://superman408.wpengine.com/giveaway

Lesson Detail

Step 1 – Draw 1st Impossible Triangle

This impossible star will be made up for 2 impossible triangles, so the first step is to draw the first impossible triangle.

By the way, I made a whole video on how to draw an impossible triangle. If you find yourself wanting more detailed instructions, click here to watch it.

OK, back to the drawing…

First, draw a simple triangle with all the sides being equal.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 1

Next within the triangle you just drew, draw the 3 sides again to form a smaller triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 2

The gap between the larger and smaller triangle will determine the thickness of the shape. To keep the drawing from getting too overcrowded, I recommend keeping this gap relatively thin.

Repeat this process one more time to create a third (and even smaller) triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 3

Now go to each of 3 the diamond shapes at the outer corners of your drawing and put a short line through the middle of each.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 4

Now erase the 3 corner tips.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 5

Next, erase these lines here to complete the impossible triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 6

If you want a more detailed explanations of which lines to erase, check out my “Impossible Triangle” video.

Step 2 – Draw 2nd Impossible Triangle

Alright, we just finished the first impossible triangle. Now, let’s draw another one, except this time, we’ll flip it upside down.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 7

I’ll go about one-third of the way down and draw a horizontal line for the base of the new triangle. One key detail is that this line will interweave with the old triangle. In other words, the line will go under the old triangle and then over it.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 8

And let’s draw the other 2 sides of the triangle while still following this over-and-under pattern.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 9

Next, just like last time, we’ll draw the sides of the large triangle again to form a smaller triangle. And of course, you’ll still want to follow the over-and-under pattern.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 10

Repeat this process one more time to form a third triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 11

Now go to all the places where the second triangle overlaps the first and erase the lines of the first triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 12

You can see how this makes the two triangles look like they are interwoven with each others.

Next, close off the corners of the second triangle and erase the tips.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 13

And lastly, erase these extra lines.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 14

Step 3 – Inking & Shading Impossible Star

And that’s it! We have our Impossible Star of David. Let me ink it in so you can see it more clearly.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 15

Now I’ll take a Sharpie marker and put a thick border on the outside of the shape to make it pop more.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 16

Now for the shading. I’ll take a 2B pencil and put a gradation at the three inner corners of the first triangle like so.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 17

Then I’ll put a gradation at the three outer corners.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 18

And I’ll repeat the same process for the second triangle.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 19

And lastly, to make the drawing look even more three dimensional, I’ll put a shadow in all the areas where the two triangle are overlapping each others.

Drawing Impossible Star of David 20

And that’s it, we’re all done!

Drawing Impossible Star of David 21