How to Draw a Cat in Clothes

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Humans have been dressing up their pets for a long time. Ancient Egyptian paintings portray domestic animals with collars or ribbons around their necks, and the collar was perhaps the first pet fashion statement. Says one resource: "Collars emerged as tools for training and restraint as well as status symbols at the height of civilization. But they were also beautiful works of art... Read more

How to Draw a Bubble Bath

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According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, "the bath as an institution has a long history." From the Bible to ancient Egyptian architecture, you can find evidence of baths and dedicated bathrooms. In ancient Rome, the baths were more akin to spas, containing not only areas for washing but also for steam treatments and massage. From ancient to medieval times, most baths were public institutes rather than private rooms... Read more

How to Draw a Wine Bottle

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Wine, the fermented juice of the grape or other fruits, has been a revered alcoholic beverage since ancient times. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the grape "was being cultivated in the Middle East by 4000 BCE and probably earlier." Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Bible, and other documents show that grapes were used to make wine thousands of years ago... Read more

How to Draw a Mustache

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The mustache, sometimes spelled moustache, is hair on the upper lip. Throughout history, different mustache styles have fallen in and out of fashion. Often, the mustache was worn with a beard, but even ancient Egyptian artifacts show bearless mustaches. At times, laws regarding facial hair were even enacted, forcing men to either shave or not shave their mustache... Read more

How to Draw Lipstick

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Cosmetics like lipstick have been used since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and others used lip color. Queen Elizabeth I of England used a red chemical called mercuric sulfide, a pigment also used to make vermillion paint. A cosmetic called rouge was used both as a lipstick and as a blush on the cheeks... Read more

How to Draw a Doll

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According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, dolls are "perhaps the oldest plaything." The oldest date to 3000 to 2000 BC and include a Babylonian doll made from a mineral called alabaster and wooden dolls with hair made from strings of beads found in ancient Egyptian graves... Read more

How to Draw Anubis

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Anubis is the name of an ancient Egyptian god. He is also called Anpu or Inpu. Anubis resembled a man with the head of a dog or jackal. He was the god of the dead and oversaw funeral rites, mummification, and embalming. He was also a protector of graves or tombs. He was said to guide the dead to the afterlife and weigh their hearts to determine whether they could enter the underworld... Read more

How to Draw the Sphinx

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In Egyptian mythology, the Sphinx was a creature that had a human head and the body of a lion. In one legend, a winged Sphinx asked the riddle, “What is it that has one voice year becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?” The Sphinx would eat anyone that could not give the proper answer... Read more

How to Draw a Bull Skull

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Bull skulls have been used as a form of decoration for millennia, dating back even to the ancient Egyptians. In modern times, bull skulls have often been used to symbolize a lack of water, deserts, or the American West. One example of this is the "dancing bones" scene in the animated film An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)... Read more

How to Draw Cat Eyes

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The cat has been a beloved fixture in human life since antiquity. The ancient Egyptians worshipped temple cats, even mummifying some. In other cultures, cats were used to control rodent pests... Read more

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