# Drawing a Purse and Coins

The hardest part about this design is getting the bag of money (ie, the purse) to look like a tied bag. Placing the coins is the easiest part.Here's the steps to draw the purse:

To start, an upside down trapezoid. The wider the trapezoid, the wider the money bag. | |

Draw a line going straight up from the center of the top side of the trapezoid. This line should be between two to four times the height of the trapezoid; the taller the line, the thinner the bag. | |

Connect the ends of the trapezoid to the end of the line with straight lines. These lines will guide you in creating the sides of the bag. | |

Now place a small rectangle on the top of the triangle formed by the lines and the top of the trapezoid. This rectangle goes inside the triangle a little, as if pierced by it. | |

To finish the layout steps, add another upside down trapezoid on top of the rectangle. This trapezoid should be a thinner than the first one, but not smaller than the rectangle. | |

Loosely trace over the layout to make a rounded bag that's been tied shut. When you trace the top trapezoid's top side, make three bumps instead of a straight line to make it look like loose folds of fabric. | |

Add two straps to one side of the shape created from the rectangle to finish the bag's design. |

Adding the coins can be a lot more painstaking. If you don't want to be a stickler for accuracy, here's a simpler way to do it:

Draw a large circle around the purse. | |

Draw a bunch of coins on the top half of the circle. Note that you'll get a better result if you go around the circle in one direction. |

If you want to be a perfectionist about it, try this (preferably on a computer):

Draw a straight line going upwards from the center of the purse. | |

Now add another line just as long 3.5° to both sides of that line. | |

Add a new line every 7°, stopping when you have 15 lines on each side of the vertical line. | |

Place a coin on the end of every line except the first one. This gives you 30 coins evenly spaced around the purse. |