|Uploaded:||July 19, 2009|
|Updated:||July 21, 2009|
Lets shy away from cartoon characters for a moment and talk about something that actually matters. I wanted to upload this next tutorial before July fourth but I got extremely side tracked. My freedom is very important to me and my family, and without the freedom I have left, I don’t think I would want to be an American. The tutorial that I will submit for you today is going to be on “how to draw the Liberty Bell" step by step. For those of you that have no idea on what the liberty bell is and or why was it made I will tell you right now. The bell was ordered by the Pennsylvania Assembly back in 1751 to initiate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s Charter of Privileges in 1701. When the bell was made, inscriptions were carved into the bells metal surface which talks about the rights and freedoms which reads “"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”. The passage is from a verse in the bible from the book of Leviticus. Another reason for the bell is because Americans wanted a symbol of their freedoms. The American flag was already in play but that wasn’t enough. The iconic symbolism of the liberty bell was also used to represent the freedoms that was granted to the slaves who were at that time enslaved. The bells specs are as follows; the location of the liberty bell is at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The bell was originally cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1752, it was then recast by Pass & Stow of Philadelphia twice in the year 1753. The bell is owned by the City of Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell used to weigh approximately two thousand eighty pounds. The measurements are also as follows; circumference around the lip is twelve feet, circumference around the crown is seven feet six inches, height from lip to crown is three feet, height over the crown is two feet three inches, thickness at lip is three inches, thickness at crown is one and one forth inches, weight was originally two thousand eighty pounds, and it’s weight today is two thousand fifty five pounds. The reason why the bell lost some weight is because twenty five pounds was maliciously chiseled off the inside lip. The tutorial that you will learn from was carefully sketched out to replicate the real thing and I think it came out awesome. You will see just how easy it is to learn "how to draw the Liberty Bell step by step". Have fun with this tutorial, and I will meet you guys back here again in a few. Peace out and happy drawing.