Introduction: How to Draw a Clock

What has hands, but no arms and a face, but no eyes?
The answer is, a clock.

This instructable should teach you how to draw a decent clock.


-writing utensil (preferably pencil, you will need to erase)

-ruler or protractor

-big circle (I used a tape roll)


-small circle

Step 1: Making the Circle

Trace your large circle. Make sure it is a full circle.

Step 2: The Center

Add a dot into the middle of your clock.

Step 3: Adding Lines

Add four lines, these will soon be 12, 3, 6, and 9.

Step 4: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11

Add 2 lines in between each number. I only did one because my clock is going to have 1.5, 4.5, 7.5, and 10.5.

Step 5: Choose Arms and Numbers

Here are some examples or arms and numbers. You could do something regular or something more creative. Just make sure that your numbers are legible and your arm clearly show the time. Make sure that your arms are distinguishable. The usual sizes are (from longest to shortest) seconds, minutes, and hours.
*optional* If you wanted to have a seconds hand make sure that one is clearly distinguished too.

Step 6: Numbers

Fill in your numbers on your lines.

Step 7: Arms

Fill in the arms and choose your time.

Step 8: Optional Step

It is optional but you could add a smaller clock inside or a date on your clock.

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