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Uploaded: January 14, 2010
Artist: XXMedicGirlXx
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 14, 2010
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Hello everybody! I promised new tutorials for you all and here I am with the first of more to come soon! :) This is the basic Japanese symbol for "love" which is used all over the internet all over the world to represent kindness and the love from one to another. This symbol has become quite popular as seen with a heart in many forum icons and avatars. Enjoy this tutorial on "how to draw the Japanese Symbol of Love!"

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how to draw the japanese symbol for love

How To Draw the Japanese Symbol for Love

how to draw the japanese symbol for love step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the cross as shown here. Notice how the horizontal line is tilted and is NOT straight!
 
how to draw the japanese symbol for love step 2

STEP 2.

Draw in the first part of the symbol as shown. All the edges should be slightly curved, not straight and sharp, and the top two 'dots' and the one on the bottom are not connected.
 
how to draw the japanese symbol for love step 3

STEP 3.

Draw in the next three smaller parts. They are flowing and look like calligraphy, so they are not perfectly straight.
 
how to draw the japanese symbol for love step 4

STEP 4.

Here's the very last step! Draw in the bottom part that should be somewhat like an "X". Use the middle line for a guide as to how straight and curved it should be in the center.
 
how to draw the japanese symbol for love step 5

STEP 5.

Finally, this is how your symbol should look. That was simple, wasn't it? And now you are done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! ^__^