How to Draw a Circle and Label Its Parts

Of all the shapes in the art, the circle is amongst the most important and forms the basis of a number of drawings and designs. Learning the parts is important, so let’s take a closer look!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a pencil and a ruler, and draw three horizontal lines across the page, around an inch apart.


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Now, grab a drawing compass, and draw small circles across these lines. Add three to the top and middle, and two to the bottom.


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Grab a black pen, and outline the top two left circles, the outside ones on the middle line, and the two at the bottom.


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Fill in the circle in the center on the second line, leaving a small gap in the bottom quarter. Complete this circle with a red pen, and then outline the remaining circles with the red pen.


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Grab a ruler, and draw a series of lines across each of the circles with the red pen, as well as a circle on the edge of the center right circle.


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Take an eraser, and remove the pencil lines inside the circles.


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Now, use a red pen to shade the shapes in the bottom circles.


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Grab a black fineliner pen and add labels to the correct circles. From the top left corner: Radius, Diameter, Circumference, Chord, Arc, Tangent, Segment, Sector.


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Use an eraser to remove the remaining pencil lines.


And there we have it – the foundation of art, math and geometry, and potentially the start of a wonderful interest in circles and shapes.

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