Can’t find your protractor? Or maybe you don’t own one, but don’t feel like going to the store. Either way, here’s a free printable protractor template for artists to download. This protractor printable comes in two versions. The first has the angle numbers ascending from 0 to 180 degrees in clockwise rotation. The second has the angle numbers ascending in counter clockwise rotation.
Click on the images below to open up the corresponding paper protractor PDF files.
A protractor is a square, circular or semicircular tool, typically made of transparent plastic or glass, for measuring angles. Most protractors measure angles in degrees (°). Radian-scale protractors measure angles in radians.
They are used for a variety of mechanical and engineering-related applications, but perhaps the most common use is in geometry lessons in schools.
Some protractors are simple half-discs. More advanced protractors, such as the bevel protractor, have one or two swinging arms, which can be used to help measure the angle.
A bevel protractor is a graduated circular protractor with one pivoted arm; used for measuring or marking off angles. Sometimes Vernier scales are attached to give more precise readings. It has wide application in architectural and mechanical drawing, although its use is decreasing with the availability of modern drawing software or CAD.
Universal bevel protractors are also used by toolmakers; as they measure angles by mechanical contact they are classed as mechanical protractors.« How to Draw a Two Point Perspective Grid Tutorial DVD Cover Template & DVD/CD Label Template »