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Description: This next tutorial is going to be on a well known symbol that has been associated to Christmas and religion. Today you will be learning how to draw the Star of David or Star of Bethlehem. This star is shaped like two triangles, one is erect and one is upside down and they both lay on each other. Combined they form the shape of a star or in other words it is a hexagram. Of course as we look at this symbol automatically you think of the Jewish faith. That is because this star is in fact a recognized symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism. The Star of David is named after King David of ancient Israel. In 1948 this star was placed on a flag and has since become the flag of Israel. But that is not all, as you may or may not know the symbol is used in many different cultures and has many different meanings. The symbol is also used by Zionism as well. In Kabbalah, the Star of David symbolizes the six directions of space plus the center; up, down, east, west, south, north, and then the center. There are many more religions that use this particular star symbol as part of their beliefs. Another name for the Star of David is The Star of Bethlehem or Christmas star. In Christian religion this star is what aided the three wise men or three kings to the newborn baby Jesus. Now in the Gospel of Matthew these three men "from the east" were drawn to the star and set out to travel to Jerusalem in search of a king of the Jews as prophesied. Either way you look at it, this particular Star has special meaning to a lot of cultures and religions. This tutorial will show you how to draw the Star of David or Star of Bethlehem step by step. The instructions are super easy which makes this tutorial a breeze to accomplish. I will be back with more online drawing fun in a bit. Until then stick around and have some fun.