How to draw a compass step by step (+ coloring)

Compass is a necessary item for travelers and sailors. It helps people to navigate in space and determine the points of the compass. Every adventurer must have this device. Even in summer camps camp leaders have this item.

And to distract your child from walking on a rainy day, offer him or her to imagine himself or herself an adventurer. And he or she will definitely need a compass. Draw it together using our instruction.

You need:
1

Basis

The compass is round that’s why use a circle as a basis and draw it.
Basis

2

Rim

Next step, draw a smaller figure inside the circle, separating the corpus of the compass from the glass.
Rim

3

Safety ring

Draw a small circle above the compass at a short distance. This is the safety ring which is needed in order to fasten the device if it’s not needed any more.Safety ring Draw an inner circle by adding volume to the ring.Safety ring

4

Brake

The brake connects the ring and compass. It attaches the compass’ needle and looks like a usual button.
Brake

5

Center

Inside the compass, draw a central circle where the needle of the compass is located.
Center

6

Auxiliary lines

Draw two lines – horizontal and vertical. They will help to show the points of the compass.
Auxiliary lines

7

Correction

Erase the lines in the center and draw an extra circle.
Correction

8

Points of the compass

Draw small triangles at the ends of the lines.Points of the compass
Erase the auxiliary lines.Points of the compass

9

Face of the compass

Draw a third circle inside the compass. Here will be located the face of the compass.
Face of the compass

10

Additional directions

In the center of the circle, draw twelve triangles which indicate additional directions.Additional directions
Erase unnecessary lines to make the center look like the sun with rays.Additional directions

11

Compass needles

Draw a compass needle with the identical ends.Compass needles
Erase the unnecessary details to complete the drawing.Compass needles

12

Compass face

Draw dashes which indicate grades on the compass face.
Compass face

13

Coloring

Color the compass in light colors. It’s an important detail because the travelers use the device at night. The compass needle is bright red.
Coloring

14

Draw a compass together with your child online

You can also choose the colors you want for filling or for a marker and color the compass online on our website.

Choose how you want to paint.

15

Collage with the stages of the compass drawing

Collage with the stages of the compass drawing



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