A parabolic curve is a 2D drawing that seems to make a curve. It is very easy to do, and once you master it, the possibilities are endless!

## Steps

### Drawing a Simple Curve with Graph Paper

- Find graph paper. When you are learning, it is best to use graph paper. If you don’t have any graph paper, continue on to method 2.
- Position the paper lengthwise. Put the paper so the long end is on the bottom/top and the short ends on the side. If you are using square graph paper, you can skip this step.
- Using a ruler, draw a line from the top left square to the right of the bottom left cube. Make sure the line is straight.
- Using the ruler again, draw another line from the second to top left square and two out from the bottom left corner.
- Continue moving down on the left side, and out on the bottom. Make sure you don’t connect the wrong end to wrong end, as it is hard to erase.
- Repeat until you reach the bottom square on the left side.
- Finished!

### Drawing a Simple Parabolic Curve without Graph Paper

- Draw a right angle. The taller you make it, the smoother your Parabolic Curve will be.
- Add notches, dots, points, etc. on both sides of the angle. Make sure they are evenly spaced and equal on both sides.
- Using a ruler, draw a line from the top left notch to the right of the bottom left botch. Make sure the line is straight. Repeat with the next notch
- Using the ruler again, draw another line from the third to top left notch and four out from the bottom left corner.
- Continue moving down on the left side, and out on the bottom. Make sure you don’t connect the wrong end to wrong end, as it is hard to erase.
- Repeat until you reach the bottom notch on the left side.
- Finished!

### Draw a Circle Parabolic Curve

- Draw a circle. Use a compass, as it is essential that it is a good circle.
- Notch the edges of the circle. Notch them in equal distance from each other.
- Depending on how wide you want you parabolic curve to be, draw a line from one line to another.
- Continue connecting the notches with lines. Continue as needed.
- You’re finished when you are at where you started.
- Finished!

### Other ways to draw a Parabolic Curve

- Draw it as a cube. This is a really cool doodle that isn’t too hard. Simply draw the cube first, then use the angles of the cube to make the curves.
- Make it using yarn or string. This is even cooler than doing it on paper!
- Draw a parabolic curve using an angle greater or less than 90°. This makes the curve narrower or wider.
- Draw three parabolic curves inside a triangle. This makes a three-sided star.
- Combines parabolic curve sections to make a work of art!

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