People always seek for a protector as they are not able to learn higher truths themselves. As soon as inexplicable things appeared, they were attributed to various deities. This went on for centuries. There are less and less inexplicable things, people became cleverer and smarter, but there still is the need in higher beings, as not every person can find the way out himself. But we are not talking about religion. Today we will learn to draw an icon.
An icon is a way to preserve sanctity of the dead saints. Some of them are depicted crying with blood, which is considered a good sign and needs a thorough study. Other icons help people, if they believe in it. There is no secret technique of drawing. Also antiquity and the age of the icon affect its level of holiness.
On one hand, Christianity has not much to do with paganism. But it is a bit strange. To pray in front of some picture is the same as to worship things. And it contradicts religion. The icons reflect God and holiness, but they were created by humans and consist of materials bought in the market. And everyone who wants to draw an icon can do it.
That’s what we will try to do now.
How to draw an icon step by step
Step 1. First you need to sketch people: mother and her child on her hands and the halos above their heads.
Step 2. Now we draw the faces and their clothes.
Step 3. Draw the long hair, the facial features and the folds on the clothes.
Step 4. Now we just need to erase extra lines and do shading.
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