How to draw a Classical Labyrinth

Part 1

To draw a labyrinth is quite simply. If one knows how.
The best way however to learn it is to reconstruct it with pencil on paper (maybe using an eraser?) and then to repeat it by heart again and again. After having drawn the labyrinth one is surprised, why a labyrinth develops from this, and would be gladly to had had the idea to do so. We do not know who found it out or invented it, but this method is simply ingeniously and ingeniously simple. If you can use this method correctly, you may astonish quite everyone thereby.

A cross and 4 dots

A cross and 4 dots

The pattern

The pattern

First I draw the basic pattern. That consists of 4 dots in a square. Inside I draw an equal-leg cross. And into each of the 4 small squares resulting I draw a small angle.
This sample (here in black color) I note well.
It would be good to draw it again somewhere on my sheet of paper.
It is also important to have sufficient place on the paper for the following steps. I draw the pattern into the lower half on my sheet of paper, and leave enough place on the right and left side and above.

The first arc

The first arc

Three curves

Three curves

The most important steps will come now: I connect in sequence from the left to the right clockwise all dots and line ends of the pattern in arc-shaped lines.
I begin in the middle above and make a small sheet to the right end of the line from the angle (the green arc). That will become the center. Then I connect the next free end of the line on the left side to the free dot on the right side with an arc in same distance to the previous made line. And in such a way I keep moving. Thus, now I connect the left upper dot with the right free line end under the upper right dot. And so on. After having connected all the dots and line ends a gap remains, that is the entrance.
The description sounds many more complicated than it is. Simply begin, concentrate, work always in sequence. Clockwise from left to right. And when it looks wrong, begin anew.
Try it, and when finished, control whether it is correct. By following the way with the finger or the pencil (or here with the cursor). You have drawn the delimitations. The actual way is the free area between these lines.

The classical labyrinth

The classical labyrinth

May your exercises become successful.

21 thoughts on “How to draw a Classical Labyrinth

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  2. Splendid! Amazing that such beautiful and fascinating forms can be created from simple seed patterns. Reminds me of the childhood wonders of completing “dot-to-dot” puzzles.



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