How to Create Art  With a Message – With Meaning – Symbolism in Art

How to Create Art With a Message – With Meaning – Symbolism in Art

Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will go over how to do a drawing with a meaning.
And I will start making the head and face of a woman. Normally in my tutorials
I show you how to draw something realistically, like a tiger or a fruit
or a person…. but sometimes we want to convey a meaning
beyond just the thing. And in this tutorial we will go
over on how to do that, a way to do that because there
are different ways. By the way, I`m constructing
the head and the face of the woman using the Andrew Loomis technique
which I will show more in detail in another video. So to have a drawing with a meaning
what we will do is includ elements that each has a meaning itself. So let´s start for example
with a compass. A compass obviously points the direction
that we need to follow to arrive to a certain place. And if we draw the compass
where her brain should be or beyond, then obviously that´s a key element
in the drawing. And on the frame of the compass
I will include another symbol. This is a classic that has been used
throughout the ages of art history, and it´s a serpent biting its tail. It signifies the cyclic nature
of the Universe. The past, the tail. seems to disappear, it doesn’t
it will be hidden but still inside of ourselves. It´s an eternal cycle of renewal. And in the case of our drawing
maybe can mean a new beginning, a fresh start with a new direction.
By the way I will upload a long version of this video to my Patreon account. The next element that we will draw,
is an owl. Of course the owl represents wisdom. You need to accumulate wisdom in your life to have success. After the owl we will draw a mask for the young woman. It will be a blue butterfly. A butterfly represents the person´s
essence, or spirit. And a blue butterfly signifies joy or a change of luck. And just to make sure the change
is for good luck, let´s add a rabbit here, like whispering to her. Rabbits of course mean good luck. Now I think she has all the elements
to be successful [laughter]. And she is also beautiful. Al right. To give the color I will use
watercolor pencils. The list of materials is in the description
below the video. And I will also give you in the description of the video
a link for a very good book, called ¨Symbols and Allegories in Art¨ If you are interested in this subject
that´s a very complete book that shows you and explains you, many
many symbols and allegories used throughout the history of art. Since I use watercolor pencils
I can melt them with a little water and a brush. As an artist I think it is important
to know some of these symbols, not only to be able to express yourself
but also to understand what the masters of the past have done. Of course you can also look up
the meaning of specific things on the internet. And by the way, these things that
we talked about, like the rabbit and the butterfly etc, have many more meanings,
than the ones I mentioned. Of course I talked about the symbolism
that goes with this drawing. And to give meaning to a piece of art
you don’t have to have so many elements in it, necessarily, so many as in this
example. You can make your message pretty obvious and openly by using symbols
that are generally known by people or you can have secret messages
by hiding the symbols or by using symbols that are not generally known. I would LOVE to know what do you think about this video. The last touches and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it please give it
a LIKE, share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you on Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

Dereck Turner

77 thoughts on “How to Create Art With a Message – With Meaning – Symbolism in Art

  1. Anya Shram says:

    Great video !!!!

  2. Frosted Heavens says:


  3. noobmaster says:


  4. Alex si Altele says:

    wow cool drawing

  5. Diana Zeaod says:


  6. Karthik A S says:

    wow, this is awesome… I love to draw a drawing which has a meaning in it…

  7. Alex si Altele says:

    plz drawing a unicorn and a chaise

  8. Janet W says:

    This is once again just awesome……..,please do more of these drawings !!!!!!!!

  9. Mafer Gonzales says:

    Awesome !!.. thank you .. please do more of this

  10. Jazmin Alvarado says:

    Outstanding information! Thank you so much. I have been drawing spontaneously in of my practicing, but I needed direction. BRAVO!

  11. Jackie 82 says:

    super ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Mays Al Reem yoseif says:


  13. Rati Rastogi says:

    amazing work. ๐Ÿ˜
    plz check my drawing on Instagram – rati_rastogi441
    and give some tips how to improve my art. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

  14. Inked D says:

    illuminati confirmed

  15. Ankita Singh says:

    God i love your accent and the way you speak. โค Beautiful video x

  16. Brigitte E. says:

    โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ€

  17. Hanne Stick says:

    Amazingly. Thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  18. Himadri Bhattacharya says:

    I need more like this ..

  19. Jean-Luc Coulon says:

    More please! And maybe short stories about symbolism in Art?

  20. ษขษฆวŸษ–วŸ says:

    beautiful ……. I love your drawing. .. ๐Ÿ˜™

  21. Curiousme100 says:

    Yes, more please; this was great! The drawing is a work of art and it's beautiful!

  22. Avan D Draw says:

    awesome master

  23. Jill Veitch says:

    Thank you. I really enjoyed seeing you put together a symbolic drawing. Although you make it look so easy, I think, with practise, it is possible for anyone to do it. Most enlightening.

  24. Fuentes says:

    my art never had any meaning until today

  25. aliaa jafeer says:

    So amazing ,great I love it .๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  26. Damo Play's says:

    Hy I'm 13 years old and ive been subscribed for quite some time. I think it would be cool If you would show us how to overlap colours for different shading. I think you should draw Eren Yeager for Attack on Titan. Any videos ive watched of a drawing timelapes they overlap colours I would like to learn how ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Ananya Mittakola says:


  28. POLI ZEI says:

    wooow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  29. Khuloud Al Ali says:

    Love it ๐Ÿ’™

  30. Jean-Marc says:


  31. Chris Sem says:

    Very nice.

  32. MyArtJourney says:

    This is random I know, but your accent is very pleasing to listen to.

  33. Cora Pic says:

    I love your videos! This subject really interest me and I'm really thankful you are apploading those kind of subject in your channel

  34. Edward Backman says:

    Anyone else thinking of Jormungandr?

  35. Kuro Shinigami says:

    I'm an artist that specialises in the neo-surrealistic style so this sort of thing is right up my alley. It looks really good and I love the symbolism!

  36. peloid void says:

    I needed this.

  37. OfficialMarlow2000 says:

    I found this video rather intresting, from the topic of symbolism to the drawing itself

  38. Alfre P. says:

    Eres el mejor Leonardo!

  39. Jessie :3 says:

    Wow I love how you did something about the other aspects of art! Gorgeous Work!

  40. Himadri Bhattacharya says:

    Can you please also make a tutorial on using wooden colour pencils?.. your videos really helps me a lot developing my drawings..

  41. Altof Yuri says:

    glad to see your video again Sir hahaha

  42. Ania Mak says:


  43. Leon A says:

    Your technique is very inspiring to watch. The butterfly and compass, rabbit and owl, form a cross of inner meaning and transformation. Beautiful video. Mille grazie!

  44. Lottiemaee says:

    Hello, I love this video, I don't have the patience for art, but this certainly inspires me, I'd love it if you could draw some anime? I don't draw realistic things I draw anime, but even then I'm not really good at it, I think it would be nice to show us different styles of art, I haven't been on your channel much, this if the first video I have watched from you Chanel, and it certainly gives me a god impression. Your accent is so soothing and calming. Good luck in the future -Lottie

  45. Find Your Passion says:

    Absolutely stunning drawing as usual! Keep up the good work๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡ and here is a rabbit for good luck๐Ÿ˜„

  46. Camille Olivia says:

    I truly LOVE this one, Dear One. I recently purchased a box of Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and am really enjoying developing new techniques. THIS tutorial will be the next I will try myself. I am grateful for your tutorials! Cheers ~ Ciao!

  47. Koris says:

    Fine Art-Tips Can you draw a Dog? ( My new dog was born 3 months ago ) Please draw it!

  48. Cat_ Legend says:

    Hi , can you paint a realistic horse for me ? please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because i love your drawings ! please !

  49. Kajari Lahiri says:


  50. joseph harris says:

    very nice lesson

  51. ูƒุจุฑูŠุงุก ุงู†ุซู‰ says:

    ุญู„ูˆูˆูˆูˆูˆูˆูˆูˆ ๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ˜

  52. Cassandra Marks says:


  53. Warlock Artist says:

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  54. Hyrim26 says:

    GOD!! this is very beautiful!! i really like it, can you draw some k-pop faces cause i like you to draw a k-pop faces i want apink?! please!!!

  55. drawing monster says:

    hello leonardo i want to ask a question that what symbol will be perfect to show loneliness in a secenry???

  56. Renaec says:

    this is amazing

  57. Cheekeys says:

    I having problems with shading for realistic drawing. could you please make a step by step video on that?

  58. Cheekeys says:

    I having problems with shading for realistic drawing. could you please make a step by step video on that?

  59. Fareeha Ansar says:

    very nice video,i really like the way you talk while drawing. Thank you

  60. PAINTNEST says:

    really great JOB…

  61. Mozarr Le Lรฉzard says:

    I like this draw!

  62. Tribe of Judah says:

    It`s beautiful! but somehow it seems creepy to me especially _the rabbit,..aww I know what rabbit means. The placing of rabbit and owl is I can`t just explain..

  63. Nancy Joh leathem says:

    I love this! like you read my mind; I am just a beginner in art but wanted to learn how to incorporate meaning in to what I do and how to place it; you answered my questions and yes your voice is excellent to listen to Thanks again

  64. tiaara josph says:

    amazing u hv a deep sight in every thin detail super

  65. Kay Ramage says:

    This video was fascinating and very beautiful, I have found myself drawn the the blue butterfly for a very long time, Id like to make it part of a tattoo designing for myself, one of the reasons I'm looking through symbolism as this is marking a major mile stone in my life and Id like the tattoo to have real meaning for myself but also to look unique. Your work is unique!!

  66. Adnan Raksha says:

    I'm 15, if I draw 4-5 hours a day, can I improve a lot? Please reply this!!

  67. Alexandra Wimmer says:

    ?Ouruburos or ?Uroboros or sth. like that? Is it not one of the very early philosophical or mythological symbols? Thank you for this idea. You have opened a well of new drawing ideas. Also the RainbowSnake, and Yggdrasil together with the ?Oruboros. Beautiful motives! Must go thru all my books. I have no PC anymore and am happy comme รงa. โ˜บ

  68. Ronald lee Vaught says:

    I knew this already, but i cant give since, i given in large ways in past, & my own life is in a place recieving only 2018 at present.

  69. Almedina Ibrahimovic says:

    Amazing, thank you:)

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  71. Angelica Colin says:

    Is Cool Art

  72. Jyotish Barman says:


  73. grunge kookie says:

    HELP NEEDED so im an art student, and I'm expected to convey messages in all my art pieces, so they have meaning.
    Problem is, I got nothing! I may be really good with techniques, and I come up with interesting compositions but I can never come up with messages for my artworks or anything meaningful.

  74. Geo. M. says:

    Botg of you are Great Artits,both from Italy,both named Leonardo,you remind of Leonardo da Vinci

  75. Chuyแป‡n Nhรขn Quแบฃ Cรณ Thแปฑc says:

    Draw the symbolic

  76. Lessandra r says:

    Wonderful ๐Ÿ˜Š

  77. Green Sky says:

    It doesnโ€™t look so symbolic.

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