How to Draw a Star (Multiple Points!)
This tutorial will show you how to make a five- or seven-pointed star using common household items such as a ruler, graphite pencil, and compasses, as well as a fun bonus of how to draw a five-pointed star in a casual manner.
What You Will Need
To complete this project, you’ll need the following items: a graphite pencil (I recommend using HB or H type, and make sure it’s sharp), a pair of compasses, a protractor, a ruler, and an ink pen (optional).
I like to start by drawing a small circle with an arbitrary radius with a graphite pencil; it’s important to leave enough space around this circle in case you want to erase the subsidiary lines later.
I like to draw a straight line upwards from the circumference’s center with a ruler.
I create a 120u00b0 angle sector with a protractor, using the central point and the vertical line as measurement references. To draw a three-pointed star, we should create three equal sectors; 360 divided by 3 equals 120.
The apexes of our star, where they meet the larger circumference, are referred to as the Solar System.
I find the angles of 60u00b0 with the protractor and mark the segments with dashed lines, as well as the points of intersection where these lines cross the small circle. Now it’s time to divide each sector in half – how do you do that with a ruler?
You can erase or leave all subsidiary pencil lines0u2014it’s entirely up to you. I use an ink pen to outline the contours of the star; this step isn’t required; it’s just useful to emphasize the main lines of the figure.
I draw a straight vertical line through the center of each circle, running north-south.
Is there a 7 sided shape?
A heptagon is a seven-sided polygon or 7-gon in geometry.
What is 10 sided shape called?
A decagon (from the Greek du00e9ka and gona, “ten angles”) is a ten-sided polygon or 10-gon in geometry. The total sum of the interior angles of a simple decagon is 1440u00b0, and a decagram is a self-intersecting regular decagon.
What is a nine sided shape called?
A nonagon (/nnn/) or enneagon (/nin/) is a nine-sided polygon or 9-gon in geometry. The name nonagon is a prefix hybrid formation, from Latin (nonus, “ninth” gonon), used equivalently, attested in the 16th century in French nonogone and the 17th century in English nonogone.
How do you make a real star?
On a basic level, building a star is simple: gather a star’s worth of gas and dust, let it collapse under its own weight, and a star will form given enough time.
What is a 8 pointed star called?
An octagram is an eight-sided star polygon in geometry. The name octagram combines the Greek numeral prefix octa- with the Greek suffix -gram, which comes from (gramm) meaning “line.”
Why do we draw stars with 5 points?
A star is a massive spherical ball of plasma, and all of the stars we can see (apart from our Sun) are so far away that they appear to us as perfect little dots. The reason we draw stars as pointy objects is that our eyes perceive them as such.