"Here is a tip for all you love birds who suck at drawing hearts but have drawn hearts"
Here is a trick that will help a lot of you who want to draw a perfect heart but don't know how. The idea dawned upon me quite a long time ago, but was put into practice in my first year of engineering. One of my friends wanted to ask a girl out, and he wanted to do something, well, errr fancy... Not conventional. So, he wanted to cut out a perfect heart on sheet metal (That's a metal sheet for non-mech people) and paint it red, put a ribbon on it along and gift it to his sweetheart.
But his problem was - How to draw the heart? He asked me to help him out. Well, playing cupid is not exactly my forte (and for those who didn't know, I also play Agony Uncle..... for a nominal fee of course :P) but I had this idea of drawing the heart.
P.S. - Yes, he did use this technique successfully, and the girl loved it!! :-)
So, how exactly did I stumble across this technique?
Long ago, I had this puzzle that all of you would have played - To draw this symbol below without lifting your pen. Try doing it, it is impossible (According to some graph theory or something)
So, while playing this game, I was trying out various possibilities, and found that by eliminating some lines from this figure, what is left out, is a perfect heart.
How to draw the heart in simple steps for dummies
- Draw a square of desirable length
- Take a compass and measure a radius that is half the length of the square
- Keep the tip of the compass in the exact middle of one of the sides of a square and draw an arc such that it touches the two ends of that line
- Keep the tip of the compass in the middle of an adjacent side, and repeat the above mentioned process
- Erase all unwanted lines and cut/colour it to suit your needs