How to Draw an Eight-Pointed Star

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Eight-Pointed Star.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Eight-Pointed Star

How to Draw a Great Looking Eight-Pointed Star for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the eight-pointed star outline by drawing a straight, diagonal line. You can use a ruler to make the line perfectly straight.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 2

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw another straight line on an opposite diagonal to the first. The lines should meet at a point at the top, forming an incomplete triangle shape.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 3

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw another straight, diagonal line crossing over the first line in an "X" shape.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 4

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw another straight line on an opposite diagonal to the previous line. This line should meet the previous line at a point at the bottom. It should also cross over the second line in an "X" pattern.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 5

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw another straight line on a different diagonal slope. This line should meet the top of the third line at a point and cross over all the remaining lines.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 6

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw another straight line. It should meet the previous line and the bottom of the first line at a point on each side of the shape while crossing over the other lines.

Easy Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 7

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw another straight line across the top of the shape. It should meet the top of the fourth line at a point and cross over four of the other lines.

Add More Details to Your Eight-Pointed Star Picture - Step 8

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw one more long, straight line connecting the two remaining line ends. The shape should resemble a flower with an octagon center and triangle-shaped petals.

Complete the Outline of Your Eight-Pointed Star Drawing - Step 9

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Erase the interior lines from the shape, leaving a crisp, clean eight-pointed outline.

Color Your Eight-Pointed Star Drawing

Eight-Pointed Star step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your eight-pointed star is now complete. Color your drawing. You can use any color you desire, but bright shades like yellow and red are often used for this type of shape.

You can use various shades of the same color to add depth by tracing parallel shapes inside the star, as seen in our illustration.

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Learn More About The Eight-Pointed Star Drawing

Bam! Pow! Sale! Great job! Sentiments like these are often outlined by a starburst pattern. You can learn how to draw an eight-pointed star with the help of this easy, step-by-step geometric drawing guide.

What will you need to draw your star? Have a pencil and a good eraser handy. You can also use a straightedge such as a ruler to make perfectly straight lines.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Did you know? An eight-pointed star is called an octagram. This shape has appeared on various national and sports flags. It is also the shape at the center of a compass.

In this compass rose drawing, you can label the points of the star north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.

If you liked this drawing, try your hand at some five-pointed stars as well. Check out this shooting star drawing or this impossible star drawing.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw Sparkles or Cartoon Earth Drawing tutorials.

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