How to draw

Shapeplay Instructions

Shapeplay is very simple to work with; everything you do is done via clicking or dragging with your mouse. Shapeplay’s widget is divided into two sections. On top we have the toolbar, which houses most of the controls, and below that is the playing field where you move your pieces …

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Symbols based on letters and words

Symbols based on letters and words

  It stands to reason that if simple things like shapes and everyday objects can be symbolic of something, then letters of the alphabet and words themselves can also become symbols. For the most part, symbols made using letters or words are written using the Greek alphabet and/or Latin wording …

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This website is intended to be both useful and educational. Unless otherwise stated all images are freely given into the Public Domain: attribution is appreciated, but not required. Feel free to use or modify what you find here for whatever reason. That said, if you wish to use an image …

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Why you should consider using a grid

Drawing things isn’t always easy. Even with practice, somethings are still tricky. Grids are extremely useful tool that can help reduce mistakes and make it easier to get things right. Don’t worry about the grid itself messing up your image; it’s easily removed if you do your inking on a …

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Drawing a Chi Rho Cross

There are many variants of this design, so check the page about symbols made with letters to see what other designs are possible. The design on this page is a simple square design instead of the more popular vertical design. Here’s how to draw this design: Start this design by …

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Drawing a Maltese Cross

The Maltese cross is a little unusual in that it doesn’t borrow from either basic crosses. Instead, it follows its own pattern, which ends up making this is good design to practice eyeballing measurements on. It’s a simple design to follow, and since its completely symmetrical you can easily see …

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Drawing St. Andrew’s Cross

If you wanted a challenge, this wasn’t the design to select. It’s very, very easy to make, as it’s just a slightly compressed X. For those of you that prefer working against a grid, here’s the pattern to follow: Otherwise, just follow these steps: Prepare a rectangle that’s 4 by …

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Other References

While Drawn By His Light is primarily about the symbols used in Christian art, there are other topics that are worth exploring. These might stimulate some creative ideas or just answer some questions that might have been brought up when you were reading other pages on here. Below is a …

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Symbols based on real objects

Symbols based on real objects

  There is no limit on what may be used as a symbol. As a result many of the objects mentioned in the Bible or used in church have become symbols over time. Many of these designs only reference the events where they were used, but there are exceptions. To …

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How to draw simple shapes

Before a person can build a fancy skyscraper, they have to first learn and master how to build smaller buildings. Likewise, before you draw a complex masterpiece, you need to be familiar with drawing very simple shapes and objects. This section provides some guidance to drawing the simplest shapes you’ll …

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