How to draw

Drawing a Celtic Cross

This is a popular style as it’s fancy without being too overbearing. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to draw if you’ve practiced the Latin Cross design enough times. The main problem is getting the circle in place. Using a grid can make this easier; just follow this pattern: Don’t want to …

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Drawing a Fleuree Cross

It’s pretty easy to tell that this design is based on the Latin Cross, but there are a few extra steps you should take to ensure you’ve left enough room to include the buds. One solution is to use a grid: But, if that doesn’t appeal to you, here’s one …

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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 to drawing a basic halo. Draw …

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Drawing rectangles

If you’re drawing on a computer, the program you’re using probably has a tool for drawing rectangles. If not, there’s usually an easy way to make straight lines and thus making a perfectly straight rectangle is rather easy. However, most of these tools only produce squares and rectangles that are …

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Different types of crosses

Different types of crosses

  No symbol is more iconic in Christianity than the cross, and for good reason! Christ’s victory over death and sin at the cross is one of the most important doctrines in the Christian faith. Today the cross is no longer a symbol of death, but instead a reminder of …

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Bibliography

Information on symbols and their meanings Symbols of the Church © Carroll Whittermore and William Duncan Published by Abington Press, 1987 Our Christian Symbols © Friedrich O. Rest Published by The Pilgrim Press, 1954 Saints, Signs, and Symbols © Hilarie and James Cornwell Published by Morehouse Publishing, 2009 A Handbook …

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The Lifecycle of a Drawing

When people draw, their artwork usually goes through a series of steps before it’s considered finished. Of course, not every picture goes through every step, as different artists have their own system. Generally speaking, there are five distinctive steps that go into making a quality image. Here is an overview …

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Drawing a Chalice

A chalice is basically a fancy cup. When you draw one, it’s important to make it look like someone could pick it up and drink from it. This is relatively easy, as it’s just a matter of proportions. Here’s how to draw a chalice: Start out by drawing a rectangle …

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Drawing a basic cross

Just about every cross design starts its life as either a Latin cross or a Greek cross, so to get the best results you should practice these designs and get familiar with drawing them. The better you are at drawing these, the better you will be at drawing any cross …

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Drawing a Shell and Droplets

Drawing a shell can be difficult; the main trick is to try to keep everything proportioned properly. Here’s how to draw a shell with droplets: Begin with a little trapezoid that’s pointing downwards. Now add a larger trapezoid pointing upwards underneath the first one. Ideally it should be almost twice …

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