How to draw

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 Chalice

A chalice is basically a fancy cup. When you draw one, it’s important to make it look like someone could pick it up and drink from it. This is relatively easy, as it’s just a matter of proportions. Here’s how to draw a chalice: Start out by drawing a rectangle …

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Drawing a basic cross

Just about every cross design starts its life as either a Latin cross or a Greek cross, so to get the best results you should practice these designs and get familiar with drawing them. The better you are at drawing these, the better you will be at drawing any cross …

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Drawing a Shell and Droplets

Drawing a shell can be difficult; the main trick is to try to keep everything proportioned properly. Here’s how to draw a shell with droplets: Begin with a little trapezoid that’s pointing downwards. Now add a larger trapezoid pointing upwards underneath the first one. Ideally it should be almost twice …

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Drawing an Octagon

While an octagon is technically any eight sided polygon, you’re probably thinking of a regular octagon; an octagon where all of the sides are the same length (ie, it’s the shape of a stop sign). These turn out to be very easy to draw once you have practiced your squares …

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Different types of crosses

Different types of crosses

  No symbol is more iconic in Christianity than the cross, and for good reason! Christ’s victory over death and sin at the cross is one of the most important doctrines in the Christian faith. Today the cross is no longer a symbol of death, but instead a reminder of …

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Bibliography

Information on symbols and their meanings Symbols of the Church © Carroll Whittermore and William Duncan Published by Abington Press, 1987 Our Christian Symbols © Friedrich O. Rest Published by The Pilgrim Press, 1954 Saints, Signs, and Symbols © Hilarie and James Cornwell Published by Morehouse Publishing, 2009 A Handbook …

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The Lifecycle of a Drawing

When people draw, their artwork usually goes through a series of steps before it’s considered finished. Of course, not every picture goes through every step, as different artists have their own system. Generally speaking, there are five distinctive steps that go into making a quality image. Here is an overview …

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