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How to Draw Happy New Year 2018

​​​A New Year festival is any holiday or observance that marks or celebrates the beginning of a new year. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, “Such festivals are among the oldest and the most universally observed.” ​​​The earliest records of New Year celebrations date to around 4,000 years ago, but New Year’s hasn’t always fallen on January 1. […]

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How to Draw a Christmas Present

​​Gift giving during the Christmas holiday may be based on a number of sources. The Roman Saturnalia, whose festivities were celebrated on December 25, involved giving dolls to children. ​​​This may have been draw from still earlier religious rites. According to Christian symbolism, gift giving reminds of the gifts of gold and spices given to […]

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How to Draw a Gingerbread Man

“Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!”- The Gingerbread Man by Richard Scarry, 1981Gingerbread is a type of spiced flat biscuit or cookie. The recipe dates back to Medieval times, or according to some sources, ancient Greece; it was first documented in the fifteenth century.The practice of […]

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How to Draw a Nutcracker

​​Nuts often have very hard shells that must be cracked open to get to the “goodies” or “nut fruit” inside. Before the invention of the nutcracker, this was done using a smashing tool, such as a hammer. Hinged nutcrackers may have been used in ancient Greece, and are documented from the fourteenth century in Europe. ​​​Since at least […]

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How to Draw Holly

​​Hollies are evergreen trees or bushes, usually having prickly leaves. There are about 400 species of holly. Some can grow to be well over 50 feet tall. Holly trees live all over the world, from the tropics to colder regions. The Americas and Asia are home to the greatest variety of the plants. ​​​How did the […]

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How to Draw a Poinsettia

​What is a poi​​​​​nsettia? This plant is a shrub native to Mexico and Central America. Ancient Aztecs used the plant to make red dye and medicines. In its indigenous climate, poinsettias often grow ten feet tall. The potted varieties sold elsewhere during the holiday season remain much smaller.​​Did you know? The brightly colored portion of […]

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How to Draw a Christmas Wreath

​​Wreaths or garlands made of plants have been used for various purposes since antiquity. In some ancient religions, wreaths of flowers were part of funeral rites. They were used to placate the dead, in hopes that they would not return to haunt the living.  ​​​The Druids of Europe hung garlands of evergreen plants about their […]

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How to Draw a Turkey Dinner

​The turkey is a wild game bird native to North America. Native peoples began to domesticate the turkey hundreds of years ago, and it was taken to Europe by early explorers. They called it the Turkey-cock due to its resemblance to guinea fowl of the geographic region of Turkey. Today’s domesticated turkeys are much larger […]

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How to Draw a Scarecrow

​The scarecrow is a mannequin placed in a farming field to deter birds (such as crows), deer, or other animals from eating the crops. The traditional scarecrow is made of old clothing stuffed with straw, supported on a wooden framework. When the wind blows the scarecrow’s movable parts, it is able to frighten animals that […]

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How to Draw a Fall Tree

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”- Albert Camus, French philosopher and writer​​​​Why do trees lose their leaves in fall? This is a survival mechanism that helps the tree to endure cold winter weather. As cold weather approaches, special cells called cork cells grow at the base of the leaves, cutting […]

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