How to Draw a Compass

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How to draw a compass

Not so long ago one of our readers asked us to make a lesson on how to draw a compass. And now, as you can see, the lesson is ready, so let’s get down to it.


Step 1

Our compass (as well as any compass) starts with a simple circle. Start drawing this circle with a very light pressure of the pencil.

How to draw a compass

Step 2

Inside the circle draw another one, a little smaller. Draw the bottom edge of the compass.

Learn to draw a compass

Step 3

Continue drawing a compass. At the top of circle draw a loop.

How to sketch a compass

Step 4

In the center of the compass draw a scale with inscriptions N E S W around.

How to draw a compass step by step

Step 5

Now in the center draw the compass needle.

How to draw a compass easy

Step 6

Erase all additional lines, add some highlights and shadows by hatching.

How to draw a compass

At first glance, the lesson on how to draw a compass is too easy. But the fact is that such lessons are extremely necessary, in order to learn how to draw such simple figures as circles. Also, lessons like this help you learn how to build smooth geometric shapes. This knowledge is very useful for any artist. If you could easily cope with this lesson, then proceed to more complex ones (such as tutorials about the Great Wall of China or a skyscraper).



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