How to Draw a Perfect Circle Step-by-Step

Learn how to draw a great looking Perfect Circle Step-by-Step with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Perfect Circle Step-by-Step.

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Draw a Circle Step-by-Step - No Tools Required

How to Draw a Great Looking Perfect Circle Step-by-Step for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the perfect circle outline by drawing a straight, horizontal line.

Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 2

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a straight, vertical line perpendicular to the first. The point where the lines cross will be the center of the circle.

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Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 3

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw a diagonal line at a 45-degree angle between the vertical and horizontal lines. Tip: use your protractor to measure the angle!

Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 4

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw another diagonal line in the quadrant below the first diagonal line. Make sure all the line segments are the same length.

Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 5

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw another straight line of the same length in the middle of the third quadrant.

Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 6

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a straight, diagonal line of the same length inside the final quadrant.

Easy Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 7

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Sketch a curved line to connect the ends of the straight lines. It may help you draw the right degree of curve if you use small, sketching strokes.

Add More Details to Your Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Picture - Step 8

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue the curved line to connect all the straight lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing - Step 9

Perfect Circle step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Erase the straight guidelines from inside the circle.

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Your circle outline is now complete. Color it or incorporate it in a larger drawing. Your circle could become a planet drawing, a cookie drawing, or something else. The possibilities are endless.

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Learn More About The Perfect Circle Step-by-Step Drawing

Would you like to draw a perfect circle? Its round shape can be a challenge to freehand. But you can draw a perfect circle using any of the following tips.

Below, we'll outline a step-by-step method for drawing a perfect circle without a tool. First, however, we'll cover how to draw a circle with helper tools.

Draw a Circle Using a Compass

circle with compass

 

When we talk about using a compass to draw a circle, we're not talking about a directional compass like the one in this compass rose drawing.

Instead, a compass is a special tool for drawing circles. It has two arms in a "V" shape. One has a point to keep it from slipping, and the other has a pencil.

To use the compass, place the point where you want the center of the circle to be. Then, touch the pencil to the paper. Slowly rotate it in a circle around the point without moving the point or changing the angle of the "V."

Draw a Circle Using a Protractor

A protractor is a tool that helps you measure angles. But thanks to its semicircular shape, most protractors can help you draw a perfect circle.

You can draw half a circle at a time by tracing around its curved edge. When you finish one side, move the protractor and trace another half-circle opposite the first.

Some protractors even have an arm or a track in which you can place your pencil lead to draw the half-circle.

Draw a Circle by Tracing Around a Glass

If you don't have a compass or a protractor, that's okay! You can draw a perfect circle by tracing around a common household object.

A drinking glass is probably the easiest to find. You may even have glasses with different-sized openings in your kitchen cupboards, allowing you to draw different sizes of circles.

You can also trace around other round objects like plates or coins.

You can draw a perfect circle even if you don't have any of the above tools handy.

However, if you want to be extra precise, you can use a ruler or another straight edge when drawing the straight lines. Otherwise, feel free to freehand them.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a 3D House or Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing tutorials.

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