Nobody has to be a professional artist or Picasso to draw a nonagon. It is really easy to create this geometric figure with just a little bit of knowledge! With the help of these few easy to follow steps, drawing a nonagon will not be any harder than drawing a square.
Step One: Get Ready
You don’t need an art class to create a nonagon but you do need a few basic supplies. Grab yourself a pencil and either a ruler or a protractor. If you don’t have a protractor, grab a piece of paper and make nine lines dividing the paper into nine equal spaces. You’ll also need a compass to make it as perfect as you’d like. That’s all you need to get started!
Step Two: Design the Figure
Begin by drawing two small circles on your paper. Then with your protractor or pre-drawn lines, divide the two circles into nine equal parts. This is where your ruler or protractor is necessary! Make sure that each of your sections are even, or your nonagon won’t look perfect.
Step Three: Connect the Dots
This is super easy: Connect the points you made in each of the circles and you have created your nonagon! To make your figure look even neater, you can use the compass to redraw the circles and fill them in.
Step Four: Decorate
Now the fun really starts! You can color each of the sides a different color, add in details to make your nonagon look beautiful or just leave it as it is. Get creative and create something worthy of a gallery wall.
Step Five: Finishing Touches
Now that you’ve created your nonagon, don’t forget to pour on the finishing touches. Outline the figure with a sharp and dark black line. This will catch the eye and make your geometric figure stand out. Don’t forget to show off your work! Let your friends admire your work of art, you created something truly unique, even if it was “just” a nonagon.
Step Six: Optimize your Nonagon
The key to having a stunning nonagon is making sure it’s as symmetrical as possible. Make sure each of the sides are the same length by measuring each section and adjusting as necessary. Redraw the lines of the figure and make sure the points match up. Try to look at the figure from above and make sure the nonagon looks balanced.
Step Seven: Keep Going
Finally, don’t be afraid to keep experimenting. You can find tutorials on drawing many different shapes and figures that use nonagons as the base. Try drawing a star or other shapes within the nonagon and have fun creating something amazing. Make your figure a masterpiece and show off your creativity!
Step Eight: Practice
Like any worthwhile skill, practice makes perfect when it comes to drawing a nonagon. Draw it again and again until you get the shape just right. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and try to draw a nonagon without guidelines.
The more you practice, the better you’ll get at drawing this challenging geometric shape. You may just find yourself becoming a professional artist yet!
Step Nine: Get Inspired
Geometric figures are everywhere, and they’re popping up everywhere these days. Get inspired to design something worthy of the fashion magazines, art galleries and furniture catalogs. Don’t be afraid to use your nonagon as a template for something new and unique. Who knows, you could be the next big name in art.