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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Shapeplay

Elsewhere I’ve mentioned that just about everything can be created by mixing and matching simple shapes, so now here’s your chance to play around with them. For instructions, visit this page. Select the size canvas for your game: 800×800 500×400 600×480 800×480 800×600 1024×480 1024×600 1024×800 Back to the top …

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Alphabetical Listing of Symbols

Below is an overview of all of the symbols listed on this site. For more information about a symbol, simply click on it to be taken to its definition. Alternatively, you can use the menu to the left to search by category. 10 Pointed Star 4 Pointed Star 7 Pointed …

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Symbols made using simple shapes

It’s not always easy to explain concepts using words alone, so sometimes it’s best to use a picture to illustrate it. Of course, sometimes people want to incorporate references to these concepts in architecture or other designs, and words aren’t going to be useful for this. As a result, over …

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Symbols based around Plants

Plants, fruits and flowers often hold some symbolic meaning in folklore, and this holds true with religious art as well. Quite a few flowers, fruits and other plants have developed symbolic meanings in Christianity. The most obvious example is probably the apple, which earned its fame by having the bad …

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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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