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.
Our compass (as well as any compass) starts with a simple circle. Start drawing this circle with a very light pressure of the pencil.
Inside the circle draw another one, a little smaller. Draw the bottom edge of the compass.
Continue drawing a compass. At the top of circle draw a loop.
In the center of the compass draw a scale with inscriptions N E S W around.
Now in the center draw the compass needle.
Erase all additional lines, add some highlights and shadows by hatching.
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).