How to draw

Drawing a Flame

Flames are fairly easy to draw. As long as you use smooth curves and bend everything in roughly the same direction, it will look pretty good. Here is a simple way to draw a nice tongue of flame: Start out by drawing a W over a lopsided S. The W …

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Drawing a Quatrefoil

At first glance, this design looks like it should be an easy one. After all, putting four circles together seems straightforward enough. But, as it turns out there’s a catch. If you make the circle’s border too thin or too thick, the design just doesn’t work. Fortunately, I have a …

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Drawing triangles

Triangles are pretty diverse, coming in several flavors. These are scalene triangles, isosceles triangles, right triangles and equilateral triangles. Most of the time you’ll be dealing with one of the first two types of triangles, and these don’t require much more skill than just drawing a straight line. However, the …

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Symbols that were based on animals

Symbols that were based on animals

  We’ve always been able to learn a lot from the other creatures our God put on this Earth, and it’s not surprising that some of them have been used throughout history to provide examples or signify something in our art. Thus, there are a number of Christian symbols that …

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About this site

When I look around, the vast majority of religious art I see falls into a very small list of categories. I see generic angels praying, lots of images of a Caucasian man with a red beard hugging things, fancy crosses or the same four scenes from Sunday School stories. Sure, …

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How to find the center of an object

Sometimes you need to find the center of an object. For example, you may be drawing things orbiting around something else. In any case, finding the center of an object is pretty easy to do freehand. To find the center of a square or rectangle, just connect the corners diagonally, …

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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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