How To Draw A Clock Step By Step

This tutorial will show you the quick way to draw a clock made from basic shapes.

We’ve broken the shapes into separate steps so you can fly through this easy tutorial.

You don’t see many classic clocks like this one these days.

final cored black and white line drawing

Most clocks are digital, but it’s still important to tell time by reading the position of the hands on a clock.

This drawing lesson will help you brush up on your clock reading skills while developing your drawing skills at the same time. 

You might also enjoy learning how to draw a golden key, a hammer and fun mason jar

Materials For How to Draw A 

  • Blank piece of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

-It’s a good idea to keep a couple of sheets of paper on hand in case you want to start over.

I also recommend using a white eraser instead of a pink one because it doesn’t leave red marks on your paper.

Step-By-Step Guide For How To Draw A Clock with an Alarm

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Step 1. Draw The Body Of The Clock

first step show with dotted line circle

First, draw a large circle. You’ll have more circles to draw, so it will help if you can make perfect circles.

You can use the bottom of a glass to trace to make it perfect. 

Step 2.  Add The Clock Face

two dotted circles drawn inside a circle

Now add the hands to the face of the clock. You don’t need to make the hands read at any particular time.

Instead, you can set them for any time you’d like.

The hand showing the seconds will be the longest and the hour hand just slightly shorter than that.

The minute hand gets drawn shorter. Each of these will be straight lines. 

Step 3. Draw The Clock Hands

hands of a clok face draw and marked by dotted lines

Now add the hands to the face of the clock. You don’t need to draw the hands at any particular time, you can set them for any time you’d like.

The hand showing the seconds will be the longest and the hour hand just slightly shorter than that.

The minute hand gets drawn shorter. Each of these will be straight lines. 

Step 4. Create The Details For The Hands Of the Clock

details of the clocks hands

Now add a shape to the clock hands. Start from the center of the clock face.

The minute and hour hands will both get short v-shaped lines pointing toward the numbers.

hen bring the lines inward to meet the end of the hands. 

Step 5. Add The Numbers Of The Clock

lines drawn for clocks numbers

A face of a clock often has numbers, but this one has a numberless face. It instead has lines where the numbers go.

So you will make the lines for 12, 3, 6, and 9 more extended than the others.

Step 6. Draw The Feet Of The Clock

dotted lines showing step with clock feet

The clock sits on two feet. Near the outside, bottom of the clock, add a set of parallel lines that are angled outward slightly and are connected at the bottom by a rounded line.

Step 7. Add The Alarm Clock Arms

arms of the clock added to next step

For this next step, draw two long rectangles that each end with a curved line. These are the arms for the alarm bells.

Step 8. Draw The Clocks Alarm Bells

bells added to arms with dotted lines

To make the alarm clock bells draw partial circles on the arms. The circles don’t quite go halfway and have a line at the bottom.

Instead, these partial circles will sit right in the middle of each arm.

Step 9. Add The Caps To The Arms

caps drawn at top of alarm on clock

First, erase the pencil lines inside the bells you created in the previous step.

Now add a circle to the top of each arm that is a little wider than the arm, and then draw a straight line at the bottom where they connect.

Step 10. Optional- Add Finishing Touches

final finished line drawing of a clock

To add extra details, you can color the alarm clock using colored pencils, markers, or crayons.

For example, you can make the face of the clock bright green like a glow-in-the-dark clock!

Or color it the same colors as in our reference image. You can also go bold and color it in an assortment of rainbow-like colors. 

If you enjoyed this, you may also enjoy learning how to draw a banner ribbon.

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How To Draw A Clock Step By Step

A step by step guide for how to draw a clock using basic shapes. A quick and easy tutorial.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Blank piece of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Tools

  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.

Instructions

  1. Draw A Large Circle To Make The Body Of The Clock
  2. Add The Clock Face With Two Concentric Circles
  3. Draw The Clock Hands With Three Straight Lines
  4. Create The Details For The Hands Of the Clock
  5. Add The Numbers Of The Clock With Short And Long Lines
  6. Draw The Feet Of The Clock Angle To Each Side
  7. Add The Alarm Clock Arms At The Top
  8. Draw The Clocks Alarm Bells On The Arms
  9. Add The Caps To The Arms With Little Circles
  10. Optional- Add Finishing Touches