How to Draw an Atom Step by Step

How to Draw an Atom easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.

How to Draw an Atom Step by Step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

Video produced by channel:  Simple Easy Art

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Start off by drawing a circle. This will form the nucleus of the atom.

Step 2

Draw a smaller circle a distance from the first. This constitutes the first electron.

Step 3

Draw an incomplete oval around the nucleus. The electron must be centered as if there was a current passing through it. This oval represents the rotation of electrons around the nucleus.

Step 4

Draw another curve almost parallel to the first. Start electronically, and put the current around to meet the open end of the incomplete oval at a sharp point.

Step 5

Draw another small circle outside the oval, forming another electron.

Step 6

Draw another rotation, as if it passed behind the first line. Draw a pair of curves between the electron and the previous path. On the other side of the path, draw another set of curves, erasing as needed. Finally, draw two short lines that meet at a point.

Step 7

Draw a third electron, a small circle just outside the boundary of the figure.

Step 8

Draw a path of motion of one electron after the other. First, draw a pair of curves between the electron and the nearly horizontal rotation. Then draw curves between vertical and horizontal rotation angles, erasing as needed. Draw two outward curved “C” lines from this rotation and return to it. Draw another pair of curves between two rotations and a last pair that meet at a pointy point.

Step 9

Draw single or double curved curves just outside the outermost points of the rotation lines. This helps to create a sense of motion as electrons rotate around the nucleus.

Step 10

Color your cartoon atoms. Atomic diagrams often color protons, neutrons, and electrons with different colors. You can create the “Caution: Radiation” sign by coloring your atom black and giving it a yellow background.

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