# 4 ways to draw a star

Have you always wanted to know how to draw a star shape (not a star in the scientific sense, of course)? You can easily learn how to draw a classic five-pointed star, but also a six or seven-pointed star.

## Steps

### Method 1 of 4: Draw a five-pointed star

#### Step 1. Draw a V upside down

Starting at the bottom left of your drawing, go up to the right drawing an oblique line then make an oblique line that goes down to the right to form a point. Do not remove the pencil from the paper until you are finished.

#### Step 2. Draw an oblique line

Continue by drawing an oblique line that goes up to the left, crossing your very first line about a third of its height. Still do not remove the pencil from the paper.

#### Step 3. Draw a horizontal line

Draw a horizontal line across the design from left to right and crossing the V upside down about one-third of its height from the top. Do not remove the pencil from the paper yet.

#### Step 4. Draw an oblique line

Draw an oblique line that goes down to the left and joins the starting point of the drawing, that is to say the point at the bottom left.

#### Step 6. Erase the lines in the middle

If you don't want the lines inside the star to show, erase them well.

### Method 2 of 4: Draw a six-pointed star

#### Step 1. Draw a circle

Use a compass to draw a circle.

• Put a pencil in the pencil holder of your compass. Place the tip of the instrument in the center of a sheet of paper.
• Keep the tip stationary and rotate the compass on itself. You will get a circle perfectly centered around the tip.

#### Step 2. Mark the top

Mark a point at the very top of the circle with the pencil. Place the tip of the compass at this point, without changing the gauge of the instrument.

#### Step 3. Make a mark with the compass

Rotate the compass keeping the point on the point marked at the top so as to cut the circle on the left. Then do the same on the right.

#### Step 4. Move the compass

Place the point of the compass on one of the points you have just marked. Still do not change its spacing. Make another mark cutting the edge of the circle a little lower.

#### Step 5. Continue

Keep moving the compass to mark new points until you have six equidistant marks all around the circle. When you're done, set the compass aside.

#### Step 6. Draw a triangle

Use a ruler to draw a triangle whose point is at the point you marked at the top of the circle.

• Lay your pencil on the point at the top of the circle. Connect it to the second point on the left, without going through the first.
• Draw a horizontal line connecting the point at the bottom left to the one opposite (at the bottom right), without going through the point at the very bottom of the circle.
• Connect the point on the right to the vertex so that the first triangle is completed.

#### Step 7. Draw a second triangle

Start at the very bottom point of the circle.

• Place the pencil on the point you marked at the bottom of the circle. Connect it to the point at the top left by drawing a straight line.
• Draw a horizontal line connecting this point to the one at the top right.
• Connect the point at the top right to the one at the very bottom by drawing a straight line so as to complete the second triangle.

### Method 3 of 4: Draw a seven-pointed star (1st version)

#### Step 1. Make the first strokes

Draw the first lines by following the first two steps of the five-pointed star method. This seven-pointed star is similar to the five-pointed star.

#### Step 2. Draw a slightly oblique line

Instead of drawing a perfectly horizontal line to the right, make one that goes down slightly to leave room for another branch.

#### Step 3. Make a horizontal line

Draw a horizontal line from right to left.

#### Step 4. Draw an oblique line

Make an oblique line through the space you left in step two.

#### Step 5. Complete the star

Draw a straight line joining your starting point to complete the seven-pointed star.

### Method 4 of 4: Draw a seven-pointed star (2nd version)

#### Step 1. Draw an open triangle

Draw a triangle, leaving a space at the bottom between the start and end point, as in the illustration.

#### Step 2. Draw an oblique line

Starting from your end point, draw a line that goes up to the left and ends somewhere between the first point and the second.

#### Step 3. Continue

Continue in the same way as in the previous step. Draw a line ending between your second point and your third, then between the third and fourth.

#### Step 4. Complete the star

Draw a straight line that joins your starting point to complete the seven-pointed star.