Introduction: How to Draw a Perfect Circle Without a Compass

Draw a circle of any size without a compass!

Follow the directions from the video.


Make sure it is the thumb's nail that is touching the paper, as it will be smoother and easier when rotating the paper.

To adjust the size of the circle, simply adjust where you are holding the pencil. The closer you are to the tip of the pencil. The smaller the circle will be.


Bruh7866 (author)2016-12-06

Thats awesome bro!

Lieutenant Dan (author)2011-02-27

NICE trick. Only one question: are you able with smaller circles too? I mean, that was a big circle, and I'm trying to do a perfect(sort of) Fibonacci Sequence.

goober6 (author)2010-10-22

awesome that is total G--Unit

CrazySheep (author)2010-07-26

I was told it's impossible to draw a circle without a compass or likewise. Time to prove them wrong! ^^ Congrats on 1st place.

Lowney (author)2009-10-29

Wow 1st place (out of the winners:s) congrats!

vickkrish (author)Lowney2009-11-04


Lowney (author)vickkrish2009-11-05

 How is the camera?

J@50n (author)2009-10-12

 haha! very cool and helpfull. wont my teachers be amazed lol!

vickkrish (author)J@50n2009-10-12

lol i was amazed first time i saw the trick too

c ssgt seifer (author)2009-10-12

Very cool! So that's how my Freshman Science teacher made perfect circles!

vickkrish (author)c ssgt seifer2009-10-12

lol there is a trick to everythin ;)

quesoman (author)2009-10-11

You are a genius. this is brilliant. congratz on winning you totally deserved it!!

vickkrish (author)quesoman2009-10-11

thanks alot...your comment means alot :)

bazookaromz (author)2009-10-11

 excellent! :) now i'm going to draw circles on everything haha

vickkrish (author)bazookaromz2009-10-11

lol kool :)

Deathstick (author)2009-10-01

'Congrats on winning!' You showed something useful in 30 seconds that could be retained in the brain long after! Simple but effective!

vickkrish (author)Deathstick2009-10-10

thanks :)

vickkrish (author)Deathstick2009-10-01

thank you very much...encourages me

eulaliaaaa! (author)2009-10-10

wow that is so simple and obvious i dont know why the trick has not been discoverd before.  But you presented it beatifuly and made very memorable thank you for this great video.  And congratz on the win you deserved it man.

vickkrish (author)eulaliaaaa!2009-10-10

thanks alot :) glad you found it helpful

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SFHandyman (author)2009-09-29

Excellent. I've used string a lot of times This never occurred to me. Sorry I didn't vote. I wasn't paying attention and missed the voting period.

vickkrish (author)SFHandyman2009-09-29

thanks prob i still made it to the finalists :)

woody558 (author)2009-09-14

You got my vote! Great video!

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-09-04


it works like a charm!

greeenpro (author)2009-09-04

This is such a simple concept, but you presented it beautifully. The flow of your video is perfect (considering the 28 secs. allowed). Great job!

vickkrish (author)greeenpro2009-09-05

thank you very much for your comment

FriendOfHumanity (author)2009-09-04

That is very nice.

You may be interested in this;

World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion

saw your link, that was very cool

Marsh (author)2009-09-03

Nicely done.

vickkrish (author)Marsh2009-09-05

thank you very much marshW

iectyx3c (author)2009-09-03

Great trick. I like the way the paper rotates, not the pencil. Very good video.

vickkrish (author)iectyx3c2009-09-03

thank you for the comment

kendrickgoss (author)2009-09-03

It is crazy that this trick brings me such delight - BUT IT DOES! Thanks for the tip.

vickkrish (author)kendrickgoss2009-09-03

Thanks very much for the comment

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