# Draw Pyramids

3D Pyramids can be difficult to draw. But for this all you need is a ruler,a pencil, a rubber eraser and a willingness to learn.

## Steps

1. Choose the size of the front of your pyramid, e.g. 5x5cm.
2. At the base of your pyramid draw the {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} line. Using your compass, measure from the point to the pencil at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}.
3. As shown in Fig.1, put your compass at one end of your baseline. Doing this, draw part of a circle. Repeat with other end of the baseline. Doing this, you should have both lines crossing in the middle. This part is difficult, but don't worry.
4. From the baseline to the cross, connect the two ends together so you end up with a triangle, shown in Fig.2.
5. Rub out the lines you used in part 3.
6. To one side, draw an extension like another side like in Fig.3. Make sure the baseline of that side is above the first baseline you drew.
7. Finished.

## Tips

• You can use parts 1-4 as guidelines on how to make the perfect triangle.
• The sides don't have to be the same length, e.g. 4x7cm.
• If you want to create an actual 3D pyramid, draw the triangular shape shown in parts 1-4 and add little extra parts at the side for gluing. Remember: a triangular pyramid has 4 triangles, one for a base, and a square pyramid has 4 triangles and a square base.
• If you're making it look like the Pyramids at Giza, for example, do remember to draw in details behind, around, and on it.
• It is difficult to draw the Step Pyramid using this method.

## Warnings

• Be careful of the sharp point on the compass.