The compass is round that’s why use a circle as a basis and draw it.
Next step, draw a smaller figure inside the circle, separating the corpus of the compass from the glass.
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. Draw an inner circle by adding volume to the ring.
The brake connects the ring and compass. It attaches the compass’ needle and looks like a usual button.
Inside the compass, draw a central circle where the needle of the compass is located.
Draw two lines – horizontal and vertical. They will help to show the points of the compass.
Erase the lines in the center and draw an extra circle.
Points of the compass
Draw small triangles at the ends of the lines.
Erase the auxiliary lines.
Face of the compass
Draw a third circle inside the compass. Here will be located the face of the compass.
In the center of the circle, draw twelve triangles which indicate additional directions.
Erase unnecessary lines to make the center look like the sun with rays.
Draw a compass needle with the identical ends.
Erase the unnecessary details to complete the drawing.
Draw dashes which indicate grades on the compass face.
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.
Collage with the stages of the compass drawing