JD Hillberry
Bradenton, FL :
April 28 - 30, 2017

Subject: Trompe l'Oeil

Westminster, CO :
September 22 - 24, 2017

Subject: Rougher Skin

Fort Worth, TX :
November 10 - 12, 2017

Subject: Trompe l'Oeil

Fort Worth, TX : FULL
November 17 - 19, 2017

Subject: Smooth Skin

More workshops:
full details
Pencil Kit & DVD
Everything I supply in my live workshops
full details
Mike Sibley
STUDIO Workshops, UK:
1 seat remaining
May 13/14
Including Perspective
June 24/25
July 15/16
August 4/5
Including Perspective
October 14/15
October 28/29

Workshops ONLINE
Join me at
full details

Drawing from Line to Life:
Beginner (The 8 Week Drawing Course)

Drawing from Line to Life - 8-week Beginners Course Self-directed lessons
204 pages
250 Illustrations
Resource + Activity
Only $9.99 USD
From Drawspace Publishing
Buy Now

Uh, Oh, Full of Perfect Circles

The joint forum of JD Hillberry and Mike Sibley. Tap into over 50 years of combined professional experience and join in.

Moderator: Mike Sibley

Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:07 am
Location: Ohio

Uh, Oh, Full of Perfect Circles

Postby caters » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:50 am

I am trying to draw the home floor by floor for 1 of my characters in my Math World story, namely Pi. But here is the problem.

I don’t know where my compass is so I essentially have no compass.

I tried turning the paper using it as a compass but no use. I get either an ellipse or a spiral, no circle.

And this is a problem because Pi’s home is full of circles. Everything about it is circular. Windows and doors have the same arc length as the sector of circle they take up. They open into the circle to avoid wedging in.

All his furniture is based on cylinders or spheres.

The rooms are circles and the house itself is a circle(well technically it is a cylinder but still, cylinders are just stacks of infinitely many circles so circular still applies. His home has per floor exactly 25pi square feet(5 feet exactly is the inner radius of the house).

Pi even has a circular elevator.

So without a compass, I can’t get all the circleness(perfect circles of all different sizes from a top down view) of his home. And I do have a compass but I can’t find it. How else am I going to get a perfect circle without a template since turning the paper isn’t working?


This is how at least one of Pi's tables looks as far as shape. It is all based on pi. All of his home is based on pi. He might like other shapes he sees such as triangles and squares but he prefers circles, cylinders, and spheres out of all the shapes he sees.

But this is a problem for me because I can't draw circles well without a compass. Pi and only Pi in my story knows how to make a circular house because he took the one and only one circular house plan with him when he narrowly escaped from Tau.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest