|Date Added: March 28, 2008|
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Description: This last tutorial that I will put up for today is going to be on an American monument that has been admired for decades. The tutorial is on "how to draw The Statue of Liberty". The statue is located in the United States and sits on a 12 acre island on the water of New York. The Statue of Liberty was a gift given to the people of the U.S from the people of France over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution and also as a symbol of freedom and democracy. In October of 1986 The Statue of Liberty officially celebrated her 100th birthday. A man by the name of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was the one that sculpted the statue and also made sure that the project was finished by 1876 to honor the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. Even though the French built the sculpture it was America’s job to build the pedestal it sat on. Now because the statue was going to built from copper, Bartholdi needed the assistance of an engineer due to structural issues that come with designing a colossal copper sculpture. So he got Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris France. The financing that the Americans had a bit of a hard time raising was completed in August 1885, and the pedestal itself was done by 1886 of April. The enormous statue was completely done in France in 1884 in the month of July. It arrived in the United States at the New York Harbor in 1885 of June. The statue was shipped aboard the Isere and came in 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates, WOW! It took a total of four months to reassemble the Statue of Liberty onto her American made pedestal. On October 28, 1886 the dedication took place in the presence of thousands of spectators. The Statue of Liberty acted as a lighthouse from 1886 to 1902. The height of this monument from base to torch is 151 feet and 1 inch. The height of the full statue from pedestal to torch is 305 feet and 1 inch. Just the length of her hand is 16 feet long and her index finger is another 8 feet, now talk about a big girl huh, WOW! There are a total of 200,000 pounds of copper that was used for the statue as well as 250,000 pounds of steel. I’ve never personally been to see the Statue of Liberty but it is on my list of things to do. This tutorial will show you how to draw the Statue of Liberty step by step. The easy to read instructions will put you on your way to learn how to draw one of the famous monuments of all time.