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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Different types of halos

Different types of halos

  One of the more common attributes seen in religious artwork is the halo, also known as the nimbus. These circles of light around a figure’s head are usually thought to be a symbol of divine origin or a holy nature, but it turns out that it’s a bit more …

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Different types of crosses

Different types of crosses

  No symbol is more iconic in Christianity than the cross, and for good reason! Christ’s victory over death and sin at the cross is one of the most important doctrines in the Christian faith. Today the cross is no longer a symbol of death, but instead a reminder of …

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Symbols that were based on animals

Symbols that were based on animals

  We’ve always been able to learn a lot from the other creatures our God put on this Earth, and it’s not surprising that some of them have been used throughout history to provide examples or signify something in our art. Thus, there are a number of Christian symbols that …

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All Tutorials

This is a complete index to all of the tutorials available on this site. The menu to the left contains links to each section’s introduction, but sometimes it’s preferable to be able to browse around rather than follow a given path. Note that the list of symbol tutorials is pretty …

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tutorials for drawing shapes

Tips and General Guides

Not quite everything fits neatly into a catagory like the tutorials for drawing shapes or the tutorials for drawing symbols. To keep things easy to navigate and find, everything that doesn’t fit another category is gathered here. A word about trying to making things perfect How making a bounding box …

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Tutorials for Drawing Symbols

Tutorials for Drawing Symbols

If you want to learn an easy way to draw a Christian symbol, this is the place to look! Below is a complete list of all of the symbol drawing tutorials available here, so simply click on a symbol’s thumbnail to go to see how to draw it. If you …

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Using Traditional Media

Using Traditional Media

As surprising as it sounds, not everybody uses a computer to make artwork. Many people still use the classic “old school” tools instead, and some people even use traditional media a stepping stone for their digital work. It’s also worth noting that being skilled with traditional media often makes one …

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Tutorials for Image Editing Software

Tutorials for Image Editing Software

  The Basics Computers have really turned the process of creating great works of art upside down. They make a lot of the details easy and can do marvellous things with existing images. Some artists only use digital tools to make their works, while others use software to edit and …

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