I am looking to draw a circle like below on Illustrator for a graph. I get as far as doing the circular lines, but I just haven't been able to effectively split the circles in to equally sized sections. I've tried drawing lines over them and divide the objects with the Path tool, but it's dividing it weirdly. I think the problem is that the object below is not one object but rather a lot of circles. I've also considered using the scissors tool, but that will be hard to get the parts equal and the negative space divisions in the same size for all.

Is there a better way to do this? I very much appreciate the help and suggestions.

example of circle

  • Hello AJZ and welcome to GraphicDesign! Can you please include the attempt you have in the question itself so we can see what you mean by your description? Let us know if you have any questions about how the site works – Zach Saucier Mar 24 '16 at 22:04
  1. Make one arc by splitting it up
  2. Make a second arc.
  3. Make a blend between the 2 shapes.
  4. Rotate copies.


make full circles and eliminate lines in zones with shape builder.

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