How to draw

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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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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