Drawing the Star with 8 points

This stretched out design is largely dependent on its early steps. If you set up the underlying structure right, it’s a snap to get everything where it belongs with the right proportions. Using a grid can simplify things even further. If you don’t want to use a grid, try this …

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Drawing a 7 Point Star

This is a rather difficult symbol to get right. The easiest method involves two lines and a lot of rotation. Get your protractors out for this one. Here’s the easiest way to draw this design: Draw a vertical line. The length of this line is the radius of your star. …

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Drawing a four pointed star

Now this is an easy design. It’s really just a Latin Cross with a slight twist. If you don’t want to draw a cross first, you can use a grid just as easily: Handling this design without a grid is pretty easy anyway: Lightly draw a Latin Cross. Connect the …

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Drawing a 10 Point Star

Up for another round of measuring angles and drawing straight lines? That’s the basic way to handle this design, and while it looks tricky, it’s simple enough to master in just a few tries. So once you get your protector ready, here’s the easiest way to draw this design: Draw …

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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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Ways to get better results when scanning art

Drawing things by hand can produce some great things. However, if you want to use them for anything online or even just to touch them up a little, you need to scan them in somehow. Scanning can be troublesome, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are some general tips …

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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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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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A few words on perfection

No matter how hard you try, how much effort you put into a work or how much time you devote to your art, it will never be perfect. Nobody creates perfect art; every artist that has or will ever take up their tools will eventually find something wrong with everything …

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