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Draw Captain America Shield Using Python

Last updated July 3, 2023 by Jarvis Silva

Looking for a tutorial on how to draw captain america shield using python then you are at the right tutorial, today we will see how to draw the famous captain america shield using our python skills.

Captain America is one of the most popular character in the marvel universe, I am a marvel fan and I watched each and every marvel movie, so I decided to create this program.

To create this program we will need to use the turtle library which is a GUI library and can be used to draw things like characters or objects in python.

Python Code To Draw Captain America Shield

import turtle
import math

# Create a turtle object
ca = turtle.Turtle()

def func_1(x, y):
    """Move the turtle to the given coordinates and set up initial configuration"""
    ca.goto(x, y)

def circle(r, color):
    """Draw a circle of the given radius and color"""
    x_point = 0
    y_pont = -r
    func_1(x_point, y_pont)

def star(r, color):
    """Draw a star of the given radius and color"""
    func_1(0, 0)
    for i in range(5):
        ca.forward(math.cos(math.radians(18)) * 2 * r)  # 2cos18°*r

if __name__ == '__main__':
    # Draw concentric circles with different colors
    circle(288, 'crimson')
    circle(234, 'snow')
    circle(174, 'crimson')
    circle(114, 'blue')

    # Draw a star inside the innermost circle
    star(114, 'snow')

    # Finish drawing and keep the window open

Above is the code for drawing the captain america shield, below is the explaination of how this code works

  • The code imports the required modules, turtle and math.
  • It creates a turtle object named ca.
  • The func_1 function moves the turtle to the given coordinates (x, y) and sets up the initial configuration for drawing.
  • The circle function draws a circle with the given radius r and color.
  • The star function draws a star with the given radius r and color.
  • The if __name__ == '__main__': block is the entry point of the program.
  • Inside the if block, the circle function is called multiple times with different radius and color combinations to draw concentric circles.
  • After drawing the circles, the star function is called to draw a star inside the innermost circle.
  • Finally, the turtle.done() function is called to finish drawing and keep the turtle window open.

Now before you go and run this program if you get any errors like turtle module not found then you might need to install the turtle library as we have used it, mostly it comes preinstalled but still if you get errors use below command to install.

pip install turtle

The above command will install the python turtle module, If you don’t have python installed or setup, then you can refer to this article: Install and setup python or you can use this online python compiler.

Drawing Captain america shield using python output

That above my friend is the captain america shield drawn using python turtle, it looks cool doesn’t it?

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