How to Draw an Anemometer

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Anemometer.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Anemometer

How to Draw a Great Looking Anemometer for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Draw an oval. Then draw a curved line parallel to one side. This is the base of the anemometer.

Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 2

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a small cylinder in the center of the base, erasing as necessary. To draw the cylinder, start with two vertical lines. Connect them at the bottom with a curved line and at the top by drawing an oval.

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Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 3

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw a rod extending from the cylinder, erasing as necessary. Use two straight, vertical lines for the sides of the rod. Connect them on each end.

Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 4

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a series of small rounded rectangle shapes at the top of the rod. Enclose an oval at the rod's tip, and contour the side with a straight line.

Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 5

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw three more successively smaller cylinder shapes at the top of the rod. For each, use straight lines for the sides and curved lines for the top and bottom. Nearly enclose an oval shape at the top of each.

Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 6

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Begin drawing the arms and cups of the anemometer. Extend pairs of straight lines from opposite sides of one cylinder. Use two curved lines to draw a shape like a pointed oval. Then, use another curved line to sketch the rim of the wind cup on one side.

Easy Anemometer Drawing - Step 7

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw another set of parallel lines extending from the cylinder. At the end, enclose a small rectangle and a large circle. Draw another, larger circle around the first.

Add More Details to Your Anemometer Picture - Step 8

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a cup at the end of the empty rod. Enclose a small circle shape around the end of the rod, and a larger crescent shape around that. On the concave side of the crescent, draw an oval. Trace a curved line along one side of the oval to create the rim of the cup. Then, draw the final rod using parallel lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Anemometer Drawing - Step 9

Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw a small rectangle at the tip of the final rod, and enclose a large circle around it. Draw a curved line along one side of the circle to form the cup's rim. Finally, enclose curved shapes on two of the cups to indicate the reflection of light on the curved metal surface.

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Anemometer step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your anemometer outline is complete. Now it is time to color your drawing. We've shaded ours gray like metal, with red and blue cups. The single red cup helps the eye track the spinning of the instrument.

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Learn More About The Anemometer Drawing

If you want to learn how to draw an anemometer, you've come to the right place. If you are wondering what an anemometer is, we'll tell you.

An anemometer is "an instrument that measures wind speed and wind pressure." As you can see in the picture, it consists of circular cups mounted on movable arms, which are attached to a vertical rod.

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The cups catch the wind, causing the arms to spin like a wheel. The number of rotations is used to calculate the wind speed.

If you are interested in learning more about wind and weather science, you can learn how to draw a wind turbine and how to draw a windmill.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Weathervane or Realistic Skull Drawing tutorials.

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