How to Draw an Atom

Artist: Dawn / May 7, 2009

Step 1.

Start with a large circle for the center of the atom. Next draw a series of vertical lines that go through the center of the atom. These lines are going to be the cloud for the electrons.

Step 2.

You will now start drawing out the circles for the protons, and the neutrons that are in the center. Next draw out the tiny circle particles for the electrons and then move to the next step.

Step 3.

You will draw an oval like ring that goes around the center as seen here and this is going to be the cloud that is formed by the atoms electrons.

Step 4.

Draw another oblong oval circle and this will be done in the next step as well until there are three clouds in all.

Step 5.

You will draw out the last oblong oval circle to form the electron clouds as you see here.

Step 6.

You will now draw out the center clouds that surround the core of the atom and then start erasing the guidelines that you drew in step one to clean up your drawing.

Step 7.

This is what you should have when you are finished with your drawing. All you have to do is chooses some colors to color in the center circles.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 7, 2009
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