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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a pencil and a ruler, and draw three horizontal lines across the page, around an inch apart.
Now, grab a drawing compass, and draw small circles across these lines. Add three to the top and middle, and two to the bottom.
Grab a black pen, and outline the top two left circles, the outside ones on the middle line, and the two at the bottom.
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.
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.
Take an eraser, and remove the pencil lines inside the circles.
Now, use a red pen to shade the shapes in the bottom circles.
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.
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.