How to Draw an Angel. Today, angels in statues or art are usually depicted in two ways: as women or as chubby babies. However, did you know that it has not always been this way? Many angels depicted in ancient times were drawn as winged men. This can be noticed in the art of Egypt, Assyria, and further regions.
Early Christian art also contained male angels, drawing on the Bible’s descriptions of these beings, such as “the man Gabriel” described in the book of Daniel and “Michael the archangel” of Revelation.
It is interesting to note that in the Bible, angels are described without gender but in masculine form. This was reflected in Christian craft for centuries but began to switch around the time of the Victorian era. In the 1800s, artists began painting angels with long hair and feminine features.
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Would you like to draw your cartoon angel?
You can, using just a pencil, a sheet of paper, and this easy step-by-step drawing tutorial. You may also want an eraser and something to color on hand.
Step-by-step instructions for drawing a cartoon angel
Start by drawing a circle to trace the cartoon angel’s leader.
Below the rotation, draw a curved line to sketch the chin.
Draw a curved pipe on each head side to enclose the ears. Inside each ear, draw a series of short, connected curved lines to detail the inside of the ear.
Erase the guidelines on the face.
Draw two short, curved lines sticking out from the bottom of the face to form the neck. Enclose the neck shape with a short “S” line.
Below the neck, draw two long, curved lines to outline the body’s shape.
Draw a scalloped, wavy line around the base of the strait to add detail to the apparel. Connect the long, curved queues at the bottom using an extended, wavy line. Detail the folds of the fabric on the dress by drawing several curved lines between the long, curved lines.
Draw a sleeve by extending a curved line from the neck of the garment and another from the body. Connect the tubes using a wavy line.
Draw the other sleeve by extending a curved line from the neckline on the opposite side. Connect this cable to the bottom of the dress using a curved pipe.
Draw a hand extending from a sleeve. Use little “U” shaped lines to create the fingers and curved lines to detail the palm.
Draw a hand extending from the other sleeve, using narrow “U” shaped lines to form the fingers.
Detail the sleeves. Draw a wavy, scalloped line to begin a cuff around the sleeve. Give the sleeve depth by drawing a curved conduit from the hand to the bottom of per sleeve.
Give the angel loose hair. Draw a long, curved line that starts at one sleeve, goes around the head, and ends at the other sleeve. Draw a series of curved lines that extend from the head to the shoulders. On the forehead, draw two curved lines that meet at a point at the top of the head.
Erase the guidelines on the head.
Draw the eyes. Draw a wide “U” shaped chute to form the bottom of each eye and a stout curved line to form the top. Above the eyes, use curved lines to enclose a curved shape and form the eyebrows.
Draw an oval inside each eye area. Inside the oval, draw a shorter oval and a “W” shaped tube at the bottom. Wraith between the small oval and the line. Then draw a broad “U” shaped line to create the smiling mouth. Draw curved lines below the mouth to form dimples for the chin and a short curved line to form the nose.
Draw the wings. Extend a long, curved stripe from the angel hair on each flank. Then extend a series of shorter overlapping curved lines from the tip of the long line. Repeat until the wing shape is enclosed by the overlapping lines, meeting the hair or sleeve.
Detail the wings with additional feathers. Do this by drawing a series of connected lines in a “U” shape on top of each other.
Draw a halo over the angel’s head. Do this by drawing an oval within an oval.