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Uploaded: May 17, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: February 17, 2013
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I know this mark that you are viewing right now holds a lot of bad history. Even though the Nazis used this symbol, it originally doesn't represent what we think of it as. The swastika originally comes from Ancient India’s Indus Valley. Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism all have used and still use this symbol in their religion. The symbol is actually a cross that has bent arms with each one of them in 90 degree angles. Even though we know that the swastika wasn't always part of an evil dictator’s military symbol, we still recognize it to be a sign of death, destruction, tyranny, and pure evil. Adolph Hitler may have been one of the monstrous men who have ever lived, but he and this symbol are part of our history no matter where you live in the world. Is the swastika still used today? Unfortunately yes it is. Skin head clans and even the KKK still incorporate this symbol with their beliefs because it is, and will always be a symbol of hatred. I hate to say it, but I do hope you at least learn something from drawing a swastika even if the meaning behind the symbol has permanently been tainted by Nazi Germany.

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How to Draw a Swastika, Swastika

how to draw a swastika, swastika step 1

STEP 1.

Like I said in this tutorials description, the swastika is nothing more than a cross that has it's arms bent in 90 degree angles. The best way to begin is to draw one at a time. Start with the middle. Make a slanted horizontal line so the front tip is facing the right, followed by a vertical line, then end it with another horizontal line with the end tip facing the left. Next, draw the other mark the very same way with the arms pointing in the opposite direction.
 
how to draw a swastika, swastika step 2

STEP 2.

You will now use those guides to make the block effect for the symbol in the form you see it now. It should be blocky and very straight. Make sure to use a ruler if you need to.
 
how to draw a swastika, swastika step 3

STEP 3.

Slowly make the inner lining near the edge of the design to add depth to the swastika. When you are finished you can erase the mistakes if you made any at all.
 
how to draw a swastika, swastika step 4

STEP 4.

Here is the line art when you are done. Now choose your shades to add some sort of color to this Nazi German Nazi symbol.