In the past, someone from our readership requested us to create an instructional video on drawing a Compass. As you can see that the lesson is done.

The compass actually is an extremely deceiving topic for an artist who is new to the art. The trick with this subject is that it can seem simple to draw. But it’s not as simple as the other. To draw a proper compass it is necessary to draw an array of extremely well-balanced and smooth circles and lines. In this tutorial on drawing the compass, we’ll attempt to look at in-depth every aspect of this process.

Step 1
Our compass (as well as every compass) begins with the most basic circle. Begin drawing this geometric shape by applying very gentle pressure to the pencil. Because we don’t draw a compass solely as a result of the above drawing, the circle must be slightly flattened instead of being an oval.

Step 2
Within the circle draw another circle, a less sized one. The two circles should be equally spaced throughout the whole perimeter. Draw the top part of the compass.

Step 3
Continue drawing the Compass. At the very top, draw the loop. This simple detail could have more complicated forms, however, for the ease of learning, we decided to go with the most basic and straightforward design.

Step 4
In the middle of the compass, draw an outline of the scale, with inscriptions NW N. Also, due because we draw the compass, not only starting from top to bottom, the lines might appear to have moved down a bit, but this is normal.

Step 5
In the middle of the instrument, draw the needle of the compass. This particular detail could also take on the most intricate and complex designs, for instance, it could be in the shape of Arrows.

Step 6
Remove all lines and include some shadows and highlights using making hatching. Shadows can assist in helping our compass drawing add some more depth and realism. In addition, you can apply to cast shadows on the drawing’s surface.

It may appear that the instruction of the drawing of the compasses appears to be too easy. However, the reality is that these lessons are essential to be able to draw simple shapes such as circles. Furthermore, such lessons will help you understand how to create seamless geometric forms. This is a valuable skill for any artist. If you can easily deal with this course before moving on to more difficult lessons (such as how-to guides on how to build the Great Wall of China or the construction of a Skyscraper).

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