How to draw

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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Drawing a Line

Drawing a straight line on a computer is one of the easiest things you can do in art software. Most programs have a tool for drawing a line, and many of those have an additional feature that allows you to make the line perfectly horizontal, vertical or diagonal with ease. …

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All Tutorials

This is a complete index to all of the tutorials available on this site. The menu to the left contains links to each section’s introduction, but sometimes it’s preferable to be able to browse around rather than follow a given path. Note that the list of symbol tutorials is pretty …

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List of all available downloads

While the majority of what this site has to offer is available online, some of it is also available offline. Currently, the only thing available for download is a collection of High-resolution Symbol Images, but this will change in the future. Back to the top of the page  

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A few words on perfection

No matter how hard you try, how much effort you put into a work or how much time you devote to your art, it will never be perfect. Nobody creates perfect art; every artist that has or will ever take up their tools will eventually find something wrong with everything …

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Drawing a Calvary Cross

A Calvary Cross is simply a Latin Cross placed upon a few steps, which makes it an extremely easy design to make. In fact, if you’re using a grid, this becomes a simple case of following a pattern: Here’s an easy way to draw a Calvary Cross without a grid …

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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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