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Uploaded: October 13, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: March 30, 2010
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For my next tutorial I will be doing another lesson on a building structure that we are all familiar with. Today you will be leaning "how to draw a lighthouse", step by step. As you may know lighthouses are used to provide guide and aid to sailors or captains of small, medium and large boats. The lighthouse uses a system of lamps and lenses to let off a very bright light to help sailors and captains navigate through the sometimes harsh seas. Now naturally, lighthouses where built to label dangerous coastlines, and terrorizing shoals and reefs. Let's talk a bit about the design of a lighthouse shall we? First off the bright light that shines from a lighthouse is called a “lamp” no matter if the light is lit from electricity or oil. The hardness of light that is omitted comes from the lens or optic aspect of the lamps design. Back when lighthouses were a new structured creation, they use to keep a flame lit for the lamp. That means sailors had to rely on the light from a single burning flame to help guide their way onto shore safely and easily. The structure of a lighthouse is pretty basic even though they all differ in appearance and in size. They all have a light house station and the station consist of the lighthouse tower and all the surroundings buildings like the keepers living hut, the fuel house, the boathouse, and then the fog-signaling house. Some of the most beautiful and well known lighthouses are located on the East Coast of the United States. They are often referred to as New "England Lighthouses". Places like Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York have some of the most beautiful lighthouses in America. Of course there are other areas of United States South East coast that have exceptional lighthouses as well. Writer Steven King often uses lighthouses from Maine in almost all of his novels his early pieces. No matter how you look at them, lighthouses will always be considered “heavens light” for any man that chooses to sail the seas of the open waters. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a lighthouse", step by step. The lesson comes with simple instructions and easy to follow steps. I will be back tomorrow with more learning fun. But for now I have to ready my new layout that I have been working on for the past three days. So peace out folks I will be back on tomorrow (with tutorials that is).