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Uploaded: November 20, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 12
Updated: November 20, 2008
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas everyone and welcome back to another bright fun drawing tutorial here on DragoArt.com. Guess what is just around the corner? Yup, that’s right Christmas and with this awesome holiday comes great gifts of joy, laughter, fun and warm wishes. With this tutorial I will be showing you how to draw Christmas bells step by step. These bells are unique because they have a layer of holly and a red ribbon sitting on the top of their beautiful shape. These gold shinning Christmas bells have been a symbol that has been used throughout time. Back in the day (around the 1600’s) carolers used to walk the streets ringing their bells of joy while they sang on the snow filled sidewalks, or at the door and faces of folks residing in their homes. Christmas carolers spread joy by expressing how they feel about the holiday season which is all through the month of December. In all reality these bells were originally used to announce the arrival of baby Jesus and the advent of the season. As time passed on the tales of Old Saint Nick ringing his Christmas bells as he fills the world with wonderful gifts and joy to all of the children of the world became a tradition on Christmas Eve. Some of the most famous holiday songs were inspired by these very same bells that we hear during December like “Jingle Bells” “Silver Bells” and other sweet melodies that always seems to put a smile on anybody’s face even “old man Scrooge” himself. This tutorial will show you how to draw Christmas bells step by step. I know you will have an awesome time learning how to draw these cartoon bells even if you just want to learn how to draw a single cartoon bell. Either way these gold bells are beautifully laid out with easy to follow steps. I will be back with more drawing fun in a bit so stay tuned kiddies.

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How to Draw Christmas Bells

how to draw christmas bells step 1

STEP 1.

OK, lets start this first step by drawing out the guidelines and shapes to form a frame for your cartoon looking Christmas bell. Start by drawing two identical egg shapes that are slanted outward from each other and they overlap just a bit. Next draw out the shape of the bottom line of the bell and then a line on each bell for the knocker. You will finish this step by adding the small anchor and handle line atthe top.
 
how to draw christmas bells step 2

STEP 2.

Okay lets start this step by drawing out the shaping of the lower flared parts of the bells as you see here. On the sides they dip in and then flare out. Once that is done draw out the outlined shape of the bow that is tied on top of the bells.
 
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STEP 3.

Now that you have made it to step three, you are already almost done. What you will do here is draw out the thickness of the bells handle and then the two ribbon lines that are a part of the bow. You will then start drawing the shape of the holly and then finish off the shape of the bells and add a detailed lip on the right bell on the bottom.
 
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STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and you are finally done. All you will do here is add some detailing crease lines to the middle part of the tied bow and in the middle of the loose ribbon. You will then draw the holly as seen here and then write the words "merry Christmas" across the bells as seen here. Give the left bell a ball and a detailed lip. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and see what your finished drawing should look like.
 
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STEP 5.

Here is what your drawing should look like when you are done. All you have to do now is color it in. I hope you had fin learning how to draw Christmas bells step by step. Remember if you want to just draw one cartoon bell go right ahead.
 
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STEP 6.

Ok Dragoart.com peeps! Before I end this tutorial, I want to add extra steps on how to create a Motion Effect in Photoshop. The outcome of this effect will look like the one shown in the background of the bells and the one shown above. You must have Adobe Photoshop to create this unique effect. You ready to begin??
 
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STEP 7.

Ok so this is the first step to creating that awesome motion blur effect! First off on a layer color your whole background with the 'Fill Tool'. After that get your circular marquee tool out. This will make that motion blur come to life!
 
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STEP 8.

After that, use your circular marquee tool to create a yellow circle in the middle of the image. Press your mouse and draw the marquee circle across the background. After you have made the circle you've desired, let go of the mouse. Right click in the middle of the selected area and a tiny menu will pop up. Select the fill option. This will color the whole selected area the color you have chosen. Make sure you are creating this circle on the same layer!
 
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STEP 9.

Ok now, this is when the magic begins! Go to Filter > Noise, and set the settings to the ones shown in the image. Click 'Ok' and then move onto the next step!
 
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STEP 10.

A'ight, here we are to make more magic begin! Fear the evilness of the nom nom face! XD OK, so now go to Filter > Noise > Dust and Scratches. This will simply blur most of the noise effects. Its kinda like a soft blur! So enlarge the image given to see the settings you have to adjust to your image!
 
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STEP 11.

OK! Here is the MAGIC TRICK!!! Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. This filter will make your image 'Zoom' out from its place. Adjust your settings as shown in the image! The little blurred noise spots will create really small streaks. This ends up to looking like a zooming blur effect. This option is best used when you want the emphasize the image put on top of the blurred effect. Viewers will naturally direct their eyes to the main image (example: the bells).
 
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STEP 12.

Alright now! This is the outcome of what you should have. The blur looks really nice, doesn't it?! I hope this awesome tip helped out! I was in the mood today for showing you viewers a cool Photoshop technique! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on how to draw Cartoon Christmas Bells! Rate, Comment, and Enjoy!