How to draw

Drawing a Trefoil

Trefoils are pretty tough to draw. This isn’t so much because of the difficulty in getting the circles drawn neatly enough, but rather it’s because it’s very hard to get everything positioned properly. Fortunately, I’ve developed three ways to work around this. The first method is to use a grid. …

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Using Traditional Media

Using Traditional Media

As surprising as it sounds, not everybody uses a computer to make artwork. Many people still use the classic “old school” tools instead, and some people even use traditional media a stepping stone for their digital work. It’s also worth noting that being skilled with traditional media often makes one …

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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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Tips for using Markers for your artwork

An artist is always in need of a way to draw bold lines and fill large areas with color. Ink usually does the job best, and so it’s not very surprising that several different means of working with ink have become popular over the years. One of the more popular …

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Drawing a basic halo

There isn’t much to drawing a basic halo. The only real problem is getting it large enough that it surrounds the head, and that can be easily solved. Here are the simple steps in drawing a basic halo: Complete the steps for positioning a halo. Use the ends of the …

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Drawing an Eastern Orthodox Cross

This one is rather easy as it’s similar to, but not quite a Latin Cross. It does take more than the usual amount of space on a grid though: Not using a grid? No problem, just do this: Start this design by making a Latin Cross that’s thinner than usual. …

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Drawing a Patriarchal Cross

This design is pretty straightforward; it’s basically your typical Latin Cross with a little tweaking. The main difference is that the crossbeam is a little farther down. For those of you working off of a grid, this is another easy design to make: For everyone else, here’s how to draw …

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Drawing a Triangle

Note: this tutorial is about drawing triangles as a symbol, not drawing them in general. See this tutorial for that. Like the Square symbol, a Triangle symbol is just a triangular frame. However, making a triangle nestle in another triangle isn’t quite as simple as when you’re working with squares. …

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Tutorials for Drawing Symbols

Tutorials for Drawing Symbols

If you want to learn an easy way to draw a Christian symbol, this is the place to look! Below is a complete list of all of the symbol drawing tutorials available here, so simply click on a symbol’s thumbnail to go to see how to draw it. If you …

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Useful Notes

While Drawn By His Light is primarily about the symbols used in Christian art, there are other topics that are worth exploring. These might stimulate some creative ideas or just answer some questions that might have been brought up when you were reading other pages on here. Below is a …

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