How to draw

Tips for using Mechanical Pencils for your artwork

Back when I was in school, nobody really used mechanical pencils for anything. However, they are a very practical choice for drawing, especially when you’re doing the layout or sketching phases. A useful benefit of these pencils is that you only need to get new lead when they run out; …

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Drawing a Beehive

Drawing a beehive can be tricky. The major difficulty is getting the hive itself centered and the bees placed an equal distance around it. Here’s a series of steps to handle this design: Draw a large box where the beehive will go. Connect the corners. Draw two lines from the …

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Drawing an Epiphany Star

There’s less to drawing this symbol than it looks, but it’s still one of the more difficult designs. The real trick is getting the star centered. Get ready to draw a lot of circles! Here’s how to tackle this design: Start by drawing a large plus. Divide the arms of …

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Drawing a Pitcher and Basin

The basin itself is probably one of the easiest things you can draw, so focus on the pitcher. Here’s how to draw this symbol: To begin, draw an upright oval. The thinner the oval, the thinner the pitcher, so try to make it a little over half as wide as …

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Tips and General Guides

tutorials for drawing shapes

Not quite everything fits neatly into a catagory like the tutorials for drawing shapes or the tutorials for drawing symbols. To keep things easy to navigate and find, everything that doesn’t fit another category is gathered here. A word about trying to making things perfect How making a bounding box …

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Download High-Resolution Symbol Images

While there’s nothing stopping you from using the images found in the Reference section for whatever project you have in mind, they are limited to the small size of 300 pixels wide by 300 pixels high at most. This is fairly small compared to most printouts and even some computer …

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Tips for using Pencils for your artwork

From the classic number 2 to the more specialized variants, pencils are a very popular and very strongly recommended tool for any artist. The number on a pencil is actually somewhat important; it refers to how hard the lead in the pencil is, and number 2 is the most common …

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Drawing a Budded Cross

Like a few other cross designs, this is based on the Latin Cross. If you’ve mastered that cross, you’ll have an easy time drawing a budded cross. Of course, using a grid will just make things easier: But, should you want to do this without a grid, here’s a method …

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Drawing a fish

Fish are really easy to draw. Their natural flexibility makes it even easier. Here’s how to draw a simple fish: Begin by drawing a curved line. One end of the line will be the fish’s nose, so point that end where you want your fish to be looking. Place a …

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Drawing a Purse and Coins

The hardest part about this design is getting the bag of money (ie, the purse) to look like a tied bag. Placing the coins is the easiest part. Here’s the steps to draw the purse: To start, an upside down trapezoid. The wider the trapezoid, the wider the money bag. …

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