How to draw

Drawing Alpha and Omega

Since both of these are letters from the Greek alphabet, there are a few different ways to draw them. Which way you choose is up to you; use whatever you think would work best with your project. Select an image below for a tutorial on that particular way to draw …

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Drawing a Cross Fitchee

This design is a near duplicate of the Cross Crosslet. If you’re good at drawing those, you’ll have no trouble with this. Here’s an easy way to draw a Cross Fitchee: Start off by drawing a Cross Crosslet, but draw the bottom arm only lightly and without any buds. Place …

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Drawing Noah’s Ark

This is really just a simple rendition, but everyone should recognize it easily. Here’s how to draw Noah’s famous ark: Start by drawing the cabin as a fat rectangle. Don’t worry about an exact measurement; just try to keep it somewhere between a square and twice as wide as it …

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Drawing a Tau Cross

You probably have to make an effort to get easier than this design. Your only concern here is the proportions, and that’s what this tutorial will take care of. Here’s all you need to do for this design: Lightly draw a square. Mark off the central fifth of the top …

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Tools and Games

Why not have a little fun with your learning experience here? These are Flash or Javascript programs that you can freely mess with. Palette Helper — a tool to help you pick colors Shapeplay — play around with basic shapes Shapeplay Instructions Back to the top of the page  

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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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