how to draw the cullen family crest from twilight

How to Draw the Cullen Family Crest from Twilight

Step 1.

Draw what you see here. It is an oval with an open top and a line down the center. Inside of the oval, towards the bottom, draw an arrow pointing downwards. To the right and left of the center line, outside on the bottom of the circle, draw two lines pointing out and down. NOTE: These guidelines will be in blue for the rest of the tutorial so they are easier to see.

Step 2.

Fill in the oval with double lines around the guideline you drew earlier. At the top of the open lines, thy should close with a half moon shape on each side. Along the arrow, fill it in with a pair of lines like the oval- except these lines should be furthur apart, as seen in red.

Step 3.

Start to fill in the design at the top. Note that you may have to enlarge the picture to see the detail. The design should be symmetrical- meaning each should be a mirror image of the other. Try to make them as similar as possible. Move down to the bottom outisde of the oval. Using the two lines and the center line as reference lines, begin to draw out the banner as shown.

Step 4.

Finish off the detail on the top. And finish the banner at the bottom by connecting a pair of wiggly lines. Note again that you may have to enlarge the picture to see the detail at the top. Then begin to draw in the shamrocks on the arrow in the oval. Only draw in the one in the center and one to the left. The one on the right will be filled in later.

Step 5.

Draw in the hand in the top center. It looks almost like a cartoon hand with three small detail lines in the center. Don't fret if it doesn't look real. Also start to draw in the name across the banner at the bottom. Start with the two center letters: the 'L's.

Step 6.

Draw in the rest of the Cullen name as you see here. The letters should curve upwards and flow with the curves of the banner they are on. Try to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then move up to right above the arrow and start begin to draw in the back legs of the lion. Considering this is an abstract lion, the parts are not solid figures. Instead they are curves and waves formed to look like a lion. Draw the back two legs as shown and don't forget to draw in the bottom part of the missing shamrock underneath the leg to the far right.

Step 7.

Here's the part where it might take a while to look real. The lion is not easy to draw, considering it isn't a definite shape and that it is made of a total of eight different parts. Draw in the back of the lion first and then draw the other two pieces accordingly. Note that no two seperate pieces of the lion touch, each piece is just barely next to the other.

Step 8.

To the left, you can see the lions mane draw in half way. Because the head is directly attatched to it, we'll draw in the rest in the next step. For now, leave it as an open figure. What you can do, however, is draw in the arm to the left of the mane. To me, it just looks like a blob of wax falling upwards. Strange huh? lol XD Now sketch in the tail. It looks almost like an 'S'...or maybe a backwards 'S' a little bit. Note how no points on the lions body has a tip. Make all the points and edges are rounded on the tail as well. We're almost done!

Step 9.

Finish up the head. Continue where you left off on the mane and to the left, draw in what seems to be the lions tongue. The right side should be the back of its head and it should form an ear at the top before moving down on the left to form the top jaw. When you're done, draw in a small crescent shape for the lion eye.

Step 10.

When you erase all the guidelines, this is what you shuld be left with. Carefully make sure that there are no breaks or sharp points on the crest and darken it in. Don't forget to erase the center line either! When you are satisfied with your work, you are totally done! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and don't forget to rate and comment- thank you! ^_^

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Uploaded: August 13, 2009
Artist: XXMedicGirlXx
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: August 14, 2009
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Artist comments

I looked around dragoart and found out that nobody has yet uploaded a tutorial on the Cullen crest! I decided that I must do so right away and I set out making this tutorial for you all! All in all, making this tut took me about 2 hours...mostly because I wanted it to be perfect. But anywho, this is for all the fellow Twifans out there! Long live Twilight!