How to Draw A Clock

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Learn how to draw a clock using simple circular shapes and straight lines. This single object has been a very important one for a very long time. Knowing the current time is always relevant in today's society and different kind of clocks have been built throughout time. 

In this drawing lesson, I will show you how to illustrate a simple cartoon clock made mostly from basic elements. I will also show you how to add some basic effects to create a cool version of this object. Are you ready to draw? :)

How to Draw A Clock

Step 1

First, draw a large circular shape filled with a dark grey color. Then, draw another large circle inside the first one and fill this new shape with a light grey color. Finally, draw a small circle in the middle and make this one totally black. 

How to Draw A Clock

Step 2

Next, draw a line on top of the second circle. This line must be black. To create all other lines, you can place the center of the shape inside the small circle and duplicate this one from 30 degrees. Repeat the same step using the newest shape until all 12 lines are done. 

The lines used to illustrate number twelve, three, six and nine must be filled with a black color. All other lines must be filled with a light grey color. 

How to Draw A Clock

Step 3

Use small rectangles to create two black hands for hours and minutes and a red one to illustrate seconds. 

How to Draw A Clock

Step 4

On the frame of this cartoon clock, draw a large circular shape filled with a dark grey color (darker than the one use to illustrate the frame). Use transparency to partially hide the top of this new shape.

How to Draw A Clock

Step 5

Duplicate the shape created in the previous step and change the color to white. Use transparency to partially hide the bottom of this new circular shape.

How to Draw A Clock

Step 6

The goal of these last two steps was to create some shadows and highlights on the frame of the clock to create more depth and volume. Below is the result of all steps so far ...

How to Draw A Clock

Step 7

Finally, draw another large circular shape to create a darker area inside the clock. Once again, you can transparency to partially hide the bottom of this new shape.

How to Draw A Clock

Now you know how to draw a clock with simple effects!

Nice work! The result is a simple cartoon clock made from simple shapes and plain colors. You can also add numbers if you want to, but it's not an obligation. Have fun with this tutorial and I hope you enjoyed this lesson on how to draw a clock using basic elements! :)

How to Draw A Clock


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