Learn now how to draw an adorable angel blowing a trumpet. You only need a blank sheet of paper and colorful pens. Watch the video below or follow the step-by-step images.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and make a small shape, like a reverse ”7”, just to the right of the center of your page.
Connect the two corners of the shape with a curve, and add two parallel lines, forming a ”tube”, extending to the right from this shape.
Add two small curves inside the original shale, just to the left of the ”tube”.
Now, extend the lines out further, until the fan out at the end to form a cone shape. Connect the ends of the cone together with a curved line, and add two small, parallel lines just beneath the bottom line, around halfway across.
Add a line to connect the ends of the short lines you just drew. Then, add curved lines extending out from either side of this, to meet the bottom of the trumpet. From the top line of the trumpet, add four small ”semicircles” emerging from the top. Try and make sure that the ones on either end are roughly even with the curved lines below.
Now, return to the original shape, and add a wavy line extending out from either end of this. On the top, join the wavy line to the top of the trumpet, and on the bottom, leave it unconnected for the moment. This is the hair!
Return to the straight line on the bottom of the trumpet, and add two curved lines, sweeping down and across to the left, joined with a curved line at the end to create the sleeve of the angel. Next, add another curves line from the left hand corner of the face, sweeping across to the left, and joining the bottom of the hair.
Bring another line down from beneath the sleeve, roughly parallel to the one you have just drawn, to create the outline of the body. Then, add a stripe to the top of the sleeve.
Join the two ends of the body together with a straight line, and add two small, curved shapes to the bottom to represent the feet.
Add another stripe to the bottom of the robe, with a wiggly line just below this for decoration.
Every angel needs wings! Draw these bet adding two curved lines, extending out to the left from the back of the body, and joining the two ends with a sharp, jagged line to represent the feathers of the wings.
Carefully fill in the wings with a series of wavy lines…
And add a halo to the top of the head – every angel needs one!
Grab an orange pen, and use this to fill in the halo and the main body of the trumpet.
Then use a yellow pen to give your angel golden locks…
Before switching to a green pen for the sleeve, stripe on the gown, and bottom of the gown.
Use a light green pen to fill in the rest of the gown.
And use a pale orange pencil to add some color to the face.
And in just a few short steps, you have put together the perfect angelic image – why not try adding a few bright colors to the wings, or changing the angel’s design?
From art to literature, mythology to theology, angels appear across a huge range of religions and belief systems. The study of these fantasy beings even has a name – angelology.
In most religions, angels are portrayed as benevolent and loving celestial beings, who act as intercessors, or intermediaries between God and humans. They may also act as protectors, servants and guides.
In artwork, particularly Christian artwork, angels are typically depicted as being incredibly beautiful and ethereal, and will typically feature attributes such as birds, wings, heavenly light, and, of course, the halo which makes angels so identifiable.
Trumpets are another common aspect of angelic lore, and typically represent the Last Judgement – that is, the day that Christians believe God will return to Earth to save the worthy. On this day, the Bible suggests, angels will blow their trumpets to announce the return of Christ. In fact, one passage in particular, Revelation 8:1-2 describes how angels sound the trumpets following the breaking of the seventh seal, which is said to have secured the apocalyptic document, and summon the end of days.
According to some Christians, there are seven trumpets; the first six warn the sinners that Christ is on the way, and unleash a series of plagues or disasters as a warning, or announcement that something is happening. The seventh trumpet, however, acts as a sound of celebration, rather than a warning – this is a sign that God has arrived to reward the faithful, and escort them to live with Him in heaven.
No matter the origin, there is a clear connection between images of angels, and the trumpets they wield.