How to draw

Drawing a Square

This tutorial is for drawing a square as it appears as a symbol or part of a larger symbol, not for drawing rectangles or squares themselves. If that’s what you want, then go to the tutorial for drawing rectangles. As a symbol, the square is typically not filled in. So …

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Drawing things using angles

The building blocks of everything you’ll ever draw are composed of simple shapes like squares and triangles, however sometimes you need to use more complex shapes like pentagons or hexagons to make drawing something easier. These more complicated designs are hard to draw perfectly, but there’s always a way to …

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Symbols based on letters and words

Symbols based on letters and words

  It stands to reason that if simple things like shapes and everyday objects can be symbolic of something, then letters of the alphabet and words themselves can also become symbols. For the most part, symbols made using letters or words are written using the Greek alphabet and/or Latin wording …

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Why you should consider using a grid

Drawing things isn’t always easy. Even with practice, somethings are still tricky. Grids are extremely useful tool that can help reduce mistakes and make it easier to get things right. Don’t worry about the grid itself messing up your image; it’s easily removed if you do your inking on a …

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Drawing a Chi Rho

There are several different ways to draw this design, so check the page about symbols made with letters to see what other designs are possible. The design on this page is more traditional vertical design. Here’s how to draw the Chi Rho: Start the design by drawing a rectangle that’s …

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Drawing a Lamp

Lamps are a wonderful example of using simple shapes to build something complex. Here’s what you need to do to fashion an old school oil lamp: Start by drawing a rectangle resting on a half circle. Next, make a triangle out of the left side of the rectangle. Try to …

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Drawing a square halo

This design, while not very common, is pretty quickly done. Here’s how to do this unique halo: Complete the steps to positioning a halo, including the optional third step. The square drawn in that third step is the outer border of your halo. Illustration of step 2 Lightly draw lines …

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Shapeplay Instructions

Shapeplay is very simple to work with; everything you do is done via clicking or dragging with your mouse. Shapeplay’s widget is divided into two sections. On top we have the toolbar, which houses most of the controls, and below that is the playing field where you move your pieces …

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Symbols based on real objects

Symbols based on real objects

  There is no limit on what may be used as a symbol. As a result many of the objects mentioned in the Bible or used in church have become symbols over time. Many of these designs only reference the events where they were used, but there are exceptions. To …

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