Site Updates

August 20th 2016 Just when everyone was convinced that this site had been left for dead without so much as a goodbye message, a wild update appears! To make a very long story short, this unexpected hiatus was never intended or planned. Basically, what happened was that the site’s overall …

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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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About this site

When I look around, the vast majority of religious art I see falls into a very small list of categories. I see generic angels praying, lots of images of a Caucasian man with a red beard hugging things, fancy crosses or the same four scenes from Sunday School stories. Sure, …

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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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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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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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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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Glossary

… Crossbeam This is the horizontal bar on a cross. Stipe This is the vertical bar on a cross. When a cross was erected, the bottom of the stipe would be planted in the ground. Back to the top of the page  

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Tools and Games

Why not have a little fun with your learning experience here? These are Flash or Javascript programs that you can freely mess with. Palette Helper — a tool to help you pick colors Shapeplay — play around with basic shapes Shapeplay Instructions Back to the top of the page  

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Palette Helper

If you ever need help deciding on what colors to use for a project, try playing around with the controls on this page. Sorry, but this page is managed entirely by Javascript. You’ll need to enable it for this page to work properly. CURRENT PALETTE: Standard 16 Colors CGA 16 …

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