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Uploaded: April 20, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: April 20, 2011
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Crosses are a big part to peoples religion depending on beliefs and standards. There is always that person or persons out there that displays how much faith they have by marking their bodies with ink, and then there are the individuals that get tattoos of crosses and praying hands, or even their God on their bodies, but inside they really don't have any faith at all. Today I am going to submit a lesson on "how to draw a cross tattoo", step by step because I know how popular this type of object is used in the art of tattooing. Almost everyone I know has a cross tattoo of some sort placed on all different parts of their body. The design concept I made should be pretty easy to replicate even if you are a beginning artist. There is so many different styles of crosses that you can choose to draw or you can even incorporate pieces of your other favorite design concepts with this depiction of a tattoo cross. As with a lot of my tattoo designs, I also included a nice tribal pattern in the background of the cross to give the concept a little more flavor and excitement. The coloring is also nice because it's so subtle which makes it look clean, or heavenly. I will be back later with more drawing fun, but for now enjoy this lesson on "how to draw a cross tattoo". Adios mi amigos, and enjoy the rest of your drawing day!

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How to Draw a Cross Tattoo

how to draw a cross tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Obviously the first step is going to be you making a cross with two simple lines.
 
how to draw a cross tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

Using the guidelines you drew in step one, begin drawing out your cross. Each point of the cross' arms should start from the tip of each line on each side. In the end the design should start looking like a medieval style cross.
 
how to draw a cross tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Draw the stem of the cross like so, and follow the same pattern you drew in step two to make the end of the cross' stem look like the other three points.
 
how to draw a cross tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

Now you will sketch in the defining and detailing by sketching in the dimensional lines to make the cross look embossed.
 
how to draw a cross tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

Erase the guidelines in the center of the cross, and begin sketching out your tribal pattern in the background, or you can follow the type of design I've drawn which you see here. When you are done you can pat yourself on the back because you are finished.
 
how to draw a cross tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

Here is your finished drawing when you are all done with the sketch. Now you can use it to your liking, or even color it for fun. Whatever you choose to do is up to you.