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 Pitcher and Basin

The basin itself is probably one of the easiest things you can draw, so focus on the pitcher. Here’s how to draw this symbol: To begin, draw an upright oval. The thinner the oval, the thinner the pitcher, so try to make it a little over half as wide as …

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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 Passion Cross

A Passion Cross is a slightly modified version of a Latin Cross, and thus is pretty easy to draw if you’ve been practicing it. The only difference is that the tips are pointed rather than square. Everything becomes even easier if you’re drawing this on a grid, as the grid …

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Drawing an Open Book

This design is neatly mirrored, meaning that the left side is a flipped copy of the right side and vice versa. If you’re drawing it on a computer, you can make the job easier by drawing only one half of the design, then make the other half by copying it, …

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Drawing Noah’s Ark

This is really just a simple rendition, but everyone should recognize it easily. Here’s how to draw Noah’s famous ark: Start by drawing the cabin as a fat rectangle. Don’t worry about an exact measurement; just try to keep it somewhere between a square and twice as wide as it …

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Drawing a Nimbus a Pans

While this design is rather rare, it’s very easy to do. Here are the steps to making this halo: Draw your figure first. Add a line going upwards from the center of your figure’s head. Try to make this line just a little shorter than the head is tall. Work …

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Drawing a Nativity Star

No picture of the manger or the three wise men is complete without the star high above! Fortunately, it’s an easy design to work with, as it’s just a 4 pointed star with a little embellishment. Here’s how to turn a four pointed star into something a little fancier: As …

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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 Marriage Cross

This design is fairly easy to work with, but getting the thickness of the circles correct can take some trial and error. Fortunately, if you’ve practiced the Latin Cross, you’re already a long way to making this design even easier. It’s possible to use a grid to simplify things, but …

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