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Draw a Labyrinth - wikiHow

How to Draw a Labyrinth

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Creating a labyrinth design is fun and it can be used for a puzzle, a logo, a wall picture, a book cover, and many other creative uses. This article explains the intricacies of drawing a labyrinth and provided you're patient, it's actually very easy to achieve and looks awesome.

Steps

  1. Draw eight concentric circles, leaving a small circle that will serve as the labyrinth's center. (Concentric circles sit one inside the other and so on.) Label the circles from 1-8, starting with the largest circle as number 1.
  2. At the labyrinth's center, draw a flower-like pattern. This is like the center of most labyrinths.
  3. Draw two horizontal lines and four vertical lines across the labyrinth, taking care to avoid drawing through the center. The lines should align with the middle of the labyrinth. The lines should be equally spaced apart.
  4. Erase lines to make labyrinth pathways. Starting with the left horizontal line, erase lines in circles 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7. Erase a part of circle 4.
    • When erasing, remember to make the pathway's size equal to the size of the spaces within circles.
  5. Erase the vertical line in the first circle, and leave the rest of them untouched. Erase parts of circles 3, 5 and 7.
  6. Erase the horizontal line in circle 7, and leave the rest of them untouched. Erase parts of circles 2, 4 and 6.
  7. Erase the first vertical line from the left within circles 3, 4 and 7. Leave the second vertical line untouched. Erase the third vertical line from the left within circle 7, leaving the rest untouched.
  8. Continue to erase lines within each circle to complete the pathways.
    • For circle 1, erase the part between the first and second vertical lines.
    • For circles 2 and 6, erase the part between the first and third vertical lines, as well as some from the left.
    • For circles 3, 5 and 7, erase the part between the first and third vertical line, as well as some from the right.
    • For circle 4, erase the part between the second and third vertical line.
    • For circle 8, erase the part between the second and third vertical line.

Video

This video presents a number of "seed patterns" with which to design different labyrinths.

Tips

  • Use a marker to make the pencil lines darker. Or, you could paint the image if preferred.
  • These instructions work for both paper drawing and screen drawing. Try both to see which effect you like the most.

Warnings

  • Have patience. Labyrinths are meant to test it!

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pen, marker, pencil
  • Eraser
  • Something to display your artwork in or on (optional)

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