"I was not a forest-born cat, but ThunderClan welcomed me, and once I proved myself as a warrior, they grew to respect me."
- Firestar, Secrets of the Clans
Firestar is a protagonist of the Warriors book series by Erin Hunter. He is an orange tomcat. Firestar has also been known by other names, including Rusty, Firepaw, and Fireheart. He is known as being courageous, loyal, brave, and kind.
Firestar began life as a "kittypet" - a kitten kept as a pet by humans, called Twolegs. He was later "drawn into the forest by a mysterious calling" in accord with the StarClan's prophecy that "Fire Alone will save our Clan." His collar snapped in a fight with a wild cat, symbolizing his breaking of ties with the human world. Eventually, he became a leader of the ThunderClan.
Would you like to draw a cartoon of Firestar from Warrior Cats? This easy, step-by-step cartoon cat drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color his fiery fur.
1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will help you to shape Firestar's head.
2. Erase the top of the circle. Draw two rounded, open-bottomed triangles to form the ears. Within each ear, draw two curved lines and connect them at the bottom with a series of short, curved lines that meet in jagged points. Use a similarly jagged line to connect the ears, giving the appearance of fur.
3. Erase the bottom portion of the circle. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to sketch the furry cheeks. Note the bulge of the chin. Draw a rounded shape to form the nose, and a wavy, curved line beneath it to indicate the mouth. Draw curved lines around the nose to contour the muzzle.
4. Enclose two irregular rounded shapes to form the eyes. Draw two small circles in each, and shade one to indicate the pupil.
5. Draw two small circles beneath the cat's chin. This indicates his name tag. Enclose the curved shape of the collar on each side of the tag using curved lines. Then, draw several short lines that meet at jagged points to form Firestar's shoulder.
6. Use a long, curved line to draw the animal's back. Extend a pair of long, curved lines to form the tail, and connect them at the tip with a series of jagged lines. Draw another jagged tuft of short, connected lines at the base of the tail.
7. Draw the rear legs. First, sketch the hip using short lines that meet at jagged points. Draw another jagged patch for the front of the thigh. Then, extend a pair of curved lines, noting the curvature of the ankle. Enclose the paw with "U" shaped lines for the toes. Repeat this process for the second rear leg.
8. Use a series of curved lines to sketch the belly, including a jagged tuft of fur at the chest. Use a pair of curved lines and "U" shaped lines to draw the far front leg.
9. Use a pair of long, curved lines to draw the remaining leg. Use a curved line to connect the leg to the collar, finishing your drawing.
Color Firestar. Notice how, in our example, we used various shades of orange, coupled with a light brown to indicate the cat's stripes. Then, discover the whole clan with the aid of our cat drawing guides.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.
The Pokémon franchise has been popular among children, teenagers, and even adults for over two decades, beginning with the release of the first Pokémon video game in 1996, and the television series in 1997. Today, with new technologies such as the Pokémon Go! app for tablets and smartphones, the characters have retained their immense popularity.
Pikachu is perhaps everyone's favorite character. Pikachu is an electric mouse Pokémon, capable of blasting lighting from his cheeks. He, along with his trainer, Ash Ketchum, is the star of the movies and television show.
Would you like to draw your very own Pikachu? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is paper and a writing implement, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to gather crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your finished drawing.
Each step in the drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. The new marks in each step are highlighted in blue. Draw your lines lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your original lines as you complete your sketch.
Are you ready to begin your very own Pokémon adventure? Pikachu, I choose you!