How to draw

Tips for using Calligraphy Pens for your artwork

Fancier and more expensive than your typical everyday pen, these pens are extremely versatile and can be used to create many different effects and line styles. Unlike most drawing implements, these pens can be customized to fit the task at hand. This is done by replacing the tip, called a …

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Drawing an Anchor Cross

The anchor cross can be tricky if you’re not careful, but if you’ve practiced the Latin cross and circles enough, then you won’t have much trouble with this design. By and large, the hardest part is probably going to be getting the circles placed neatly on the stipe. Here’s a …

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Drawing a Cross of Triumph

This is a pretty easy design, as it’s basically a cross set on a ball. The only real trick is getting the bands on the ball lined up properly, but with a little preparation that problem virtually disappears. Here’s how to draw the Cross of Triumph: Normally, I’d suggest you …

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Drawing an Open Book

This design is neatly mirrored, meaning that the left side is a flipped copy of the right side and vice versa. If you’re drawing it on a computer, you can make the job easier by drawing only one half of the design, then make the other half by copying it, …

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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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