How to: drawing the God and Goddess

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Oh my, my first tutorial! I’ve been drawing these little Gods and Goddesses for a while now, and my circle sisters kept asking me how I do it. So, yesterday I gave them a little class on how to draw the simple God and Goddess shapes, after which we painted some beautiful stones and wooden disks. Then I thought: I should make a tutorial out of this. So here you go! A small photo tutorial on how I draw the God and Goddess!

The Goddess:

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Step 1: draw a small circle, this will be the head of the Goddess.

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Step 2: draw (or visualise) two guiding lines going straight down from the side of Her head, starting where Her ears would be.

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Step 3: draw a curved line, staying within the guide lines. This will be Her boobies, waist and hips. Leave space between the head and Her torso for Her neck and shoulders, about two neck heights.

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Step 4: repeat on other side.

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Step 5: start at the top of the curved lines, Her armpits as it were, and follow the curve of the head up. You can let Her hands touch if you like, but Her arms will look way too long.

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Step 6: curve back down and form the shoulders and neck. Try to keep the arms the same width by following the outer lines back down again. {practice, practice!}

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Step 7: clean Her up a bit! And (optional) add some curves to Her boobies and a little doodle to Her belly. Tada! You’ve drawn a cute little Goddess!

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Step 8: experiment! Give Her a bigger belly by going outside of the guiding lines, make Her arms bend at the elbows a bit more, etc. etc.

The God:

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Step 1: draw a circle again, this will be the head.

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Step 2: draw the body. Almost a kite-shape, starting from the neck and slanting down. Round the edges a bit and flatten the base.

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Step 3: add antlers. And that’s it actually, the God is a lot easier to draw!

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Step 3.2: how I draw the antlers. First a short line curving up from the head. The second line is a longer one making a slow curve. Thirdly a short little twist from the last quarter of the second line. Simple, yet effective

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And that’s it! Now you know! Fill them with symbols to make them a specific God or Goddess, like the Goddess Baduhenna:

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Or make them really tiny and paint them on some beautiful stones to make elemental markers:

GoddessGodDoodle them, zentangle them, use them in you mandalas, oh the possibilities! I hope you enjoyed this first ever tutorial and if it inspired you to make some art of your own, I would love to see it!

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5 thoughts on “How to: drawing the God and Goddess

    1. Hi Tierra, thank you for your lovely comment! I used a craft paint especially for wood, stone and other porous surfaces. I used decorfin by Talens, but I’m not sure if they sell that outside of the Netherlands 😉 Have fun crafting!

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