How to draw

Symbolism behind colors

Anyone that has ever worked with a designer or artist can tell you that everything in a design is selected with care. Even something as simple as the color of a banner or background will have been looked over and chosen for a specific reason. In the Christian Church, colors …

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Symbols made using simple shapes

It’s not always easy to explain concepts using words alone, so sometimes it’s best to use a picture to illustrate it. Of course, sometimes people want to incorporate references to these concepts in architecture or other designs, and words aren’t going to be useful for this. As a result, over …

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Common file types and their pros and cons

Like everything else, images have to be stored somewhere on a computer to be useable. Naturally, over time a number of different methods have been developed to store an image, leading to many different file formats. Each format had a particular usage in mind, and as a result each format …

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Drawing a four pointed star

Now this is an easy design. It’s really just a Latin Cross with a slight twist. If you don’t want to draw a cross first, you can use a grid just as easily: Handling this design without a grid is pretty easy anyway: Lightly draw a Latin Cross. Connect the …

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Drawing a sprig of Clover

There’s nothing complicated about this design. All you need to do is watch your proportions to keep things balanced, and that’s easy as pie. Here’s the steps to make a nice bit of clover: Lightly draw a loosely defined plus. None of the arms should really be straight, but try …

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Drawing a set of nails

When Christ was crucified, He was pinned to the cross using three large nails. These nails have more in common with railroad spikes than the nails used for carpentry today, so when drawing them, you need to make them look more like stakes or spikes than your everyday nail. While …

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Drawing a Star of David

This may look extremely complicated, but it turns out it’s very easy to draw. It’s just two Creator Stars placed together. Here’s how to draw this design: Start out by drawing one Creator’s Star. Lightly draw a diagonal line from the rectangle’s corner, then draw lines of the same length …

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Alphabetical Listing of Symbols

Below is an overview of all of the symbols listed on this site. For more information about a symbol, simply click on it to be taken to its definition. Alternatively, you can use the menu to the left to search by category. 10 Pointed Star 4 Pointed Star 7 Pointed …

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About programs that you can use to make art

There are many, many programs out there to make or edit images. Some are more popular than others, and some specialize in creating certain types of images. Many are even free. Since there’s a lot of choices to pick from, I’ve selected a number of useful programs and listed them …

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Drawing a 7 Point Star

This is a rather difficult symbol to get right. The easiest method involves two lines and a lot of rotation. Get your protractors out for this one. Here’s the easiest way to draw this design: Draw a vertical line. The length of this line is the radius of your star. …

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