# Drawing a ray halo

This design is simple enough, but get a protractor ready if you're drawing this one by hand. It will look best if all of the lines are at the same angle from each other.Here's how to draw a ray halo:

Complete the steps for drawing a basic halo. Draw everything lightly enough so that you can clean it up later. | |

Next, you'll need to work out how many rays you want to have in your halo, and the angle used to produce an even spread for that number of rays. The more rays there are, the fuller the halo and the smaller the angle. To find your angle, divide 360 by the number of rays. I'm going to use 16 rays, so the angle should be 22.5°. The first line you drew when setting up the basic halo is your 0° mark. | |

Work your way around the design, adding a new line every so many degrees. The lines start in the center of the head and end at the circle. Just remember that the lines are behind the figure as you go.
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Once your lines are drawn, gently remove the circle from the basic halo to finish the halo. |