How to draw

Drawing a torch

Good old fashioned torches are really quite simple. The only trick to them is getting them proportioned and centered properly. Here’s how to draw a burning torch: Start by lightly drawing a rectangle that’s about three times higher than it is wide. Draw a line across the rectangle so that …

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Tutorials for Image Editing Software

Tutorials for Image Editing Software

  The Basics Computers have really turned the process of creating great works of art upside down. They make a lot of the details easy and can do marvellous things with existing images. Some artists only use digital tools to make their works, while others use software to edit and …

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Glossary

… Crossbeam This is the horizontal bar on a cross. Stipe This is the vertical bar on a cross. When a cross was erected, the bottom of the stipe would be planted in the ground. Back to the top of the page  

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Tips for using Crayons for your artwork

When it comes to drawing things, crayons are probably one of the most well known and beloved of mediums. Just about everyone has spent some time using them to color a picture or draw something new. Besides, who doesn’t remember enjoying the smell of a fresh pack of crayons when …

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Drawing an Apple

Apples are really simple things to draw. In fact, it almost feels like including a tutorial for them is overkill, but sometimes it helps to have a method that lets you plan the size and position of things before you add any details. So let’s draw an apple: Start by …

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Drawing a Door and Lintel

This isn’t a hard symbol at all. It’s just a few rectangles with some splotches on them. Here’s all you need to do to make this design: Start out by drawing a simple square. Extend the bottom line a little distance on both sides so it looks like the square …

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Drawing a Passion Cross

A Passion Cross is a slightly modified version of a Latin Cross, and thus is pretty easy to draw if you’ve been practicing it. The only difference is that the tips are pointed rather than square. Everything becomes even easier if you’re drawing this on a grid, as the grid …

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Drawing a Trefoil

Trefoils are pretty tough to draw. This isn’t so much because of the difficulty in getting the circles drawn neatly enough, but rather it’s because it’s very hard to get everything positioned properly. Fortunately, I’ve developed three ways to work around this. The first method is to use a grid. …

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Using Traditional Media

Using Traditional Media

As surprising as it sounds, not everybody uses a computer to make artwork. Many people still use the classic “old school” tools instead, and some people even use traditional media a stepping stone for their digital work. It’s also worth noting that being skilled with traditional media often makes one …

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Symbolism behind colors

Anyone that has ever worked with a designer or artist can tell you that everything in a design is selected with care. Even something as simple as the color of a banner or background will have been looked over and chosen for a specific reason. In the Christian Church, colors …

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