Draw Heart with Python using Turtle

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In this Blog article, we will learn how to Create a heart with Turtle, we will see the implementation in Python.

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You can refer to my YouTube video tutorial for better Understanding:

What will be covered in this Blog:

1. Turtle Introduction
2. Creating a heart with Turtle

What is Turtle?

Turtle is a pre-installed Python library. It that enables users to create pictures and shapes by providing them with a virtual canvas. The onscreen pen that you use for drawing is called as turtle.

The turtle has three attributes: a location, an orientation (or direction), and a pen.

Moving the Turtle Head

The turtle can move in four directions:

  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Left
  • Right

If you wish to know more about it, you can refer to Turtle Documentation. Use this link to navigate to the documentation.

Now that you are aware of Turtle basics, we can move forward to the coding section.

Time to code!

You can find all the code at my GitHub Repository. Drop a star if you find it useful.

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In order to access the Python library, you need to import it into your Python environment, use the following command to import turtleit in your python script.

import turtle

Now let's define some properties,

  • Let's set the speed as 3 using speed method, that means the heart will not just appear on the screen, the drawing will have some animation.
  • If you wish to change the background color, you can use the bgcolor method, by default it is white.
  • You can adjust the pen's thickness using pensize method, it will be slightly bold.
turtle.speed(3)
#turtle.bgcolor("black")
turtle.pensize(3)

Now let's define a function to define the curve, I am calling it as myfunc.

def curve():
    for i in range(200):
        turtle.right(1)
        turtle.forward(1)
turtle.color("black", "red")  
turtle.begin_fill()

turtle.left(140)
turtle.forward(111.65)
curve()

I will define a loop here for the first curve, we will set the direction right and move forward. Now let's set the turtle color using the color method

  • the first parameter will be the border color, the pen color, which we are passing as black
  • the second parameter, red is the color used to fill inside our heart.

And once we have set the color, we can begin the fill using begin_fill method.

we call left and forward and finally call our function to get the first curve. It will look something like this.

image.png

turtle.left(120)

In order to change the pen's direction, use left method. image.png

curve()

Now let's call the curve function again. image.png

turtle.forward(111.65)

turtle.end_fill()

Let's make it touch the starting point and complete our heart. We will make use of forward method here. Once our heart is completed, we can now use end_fill to fill color in our heart.

image.png

If you closely observed you can see the pen head at the end. We will use hideturtle method to get red of it.

turtle.hideturtle()
turtle.done()

done method is used to hold the output Turtle screen.

image.png This is all about Creating a heart with Turtle. That's it! simple, isn't it? Hope this tutorial has helped.

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Thanks for sharing the knowledge Ayushi !! Always something new learning from you !!

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Gald you liked it

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I pressed 'heart' for this article 😉 Hahaha, the irony 😃😃