In this post we will be creating a Python script to draw a heart using the turtle library. The turtle library enables us to a virtual canvas where one can draw an endless number of shapes and pictures. It is especially useful for beginners, children and programmers wanting to have some fun – The library is limited only by imagination.
See the snippet of Python code below where we use the turtle library to draw a heart. If you find this useful be sure to check out some of our other Turtle examples here.
import turtle # set the turtle's speed turtle.speed(10) # move the turtle to the starting position turtle.penup() turtle.goto(0, -200) turtle.pendown() # draw the first half of the heart turtle.begin_fill() turtle.color("red", "pink") turtle.left(140) turtle.forward(224) # draw the second half of the heart turtle.circle(-112, 200) # fill in the heart turtle.setheading(60) turtle.circle(-112, 200) turtle.forward(224) turtle.end_fill() # hide the turtle turtle.hideturtle() # keep the window open turtle.done()
The above would output the following to a canvas and leave it open.
If you do create your own, please do share with us as we would love to see! Also be sure to check out some of our other Turtle examples here.
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