How to Draw a Celtic Knot

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STEP 1. Celtic knots contain patterns that are always in knots. It's best to understand how these knots have a certain pattern within them and how they're repeated throughout the entire design. Basically, start your design off with a criss-cross of lines. Define the type of shape you'd like to transform into a knotted pattern.   STEP 2. Connect the two ends of the pattern with something that closes it off entirely. Celtic knots have an endless stream of knots. Find ways to turn your lines into knots, but keeping them relative to the overall design.   STEP 3. Here's a sloppy sketch of Celtic knot I sketched up to show you a basic pattern, and how relative each knot is to one another. Observe how each patterned knot is totally relative to the others drawn. Take your time and figure a nice pattern to complete your overall drawing.   STEP 4. There is many different types of knot designs you can draw, but for this sketch I will be showing you how to create a Celtic knot in the form of a heart. So, all you have to do is draw a heart shape.   STEP 5. As you can see this is going to be a very simple step because all you have to do is draw out the first part of the knot like so. This is going to be very easy to draw as you can tell.   STEP 6. Begin drawing the other piece of the knot starting right under the first nub you drew in step five. Once that is done you can add some inner lining that will add the locking effect to the knot's design.   STEP 7. Okay, now draw in the other piece of the intertwined knot like so, and be sure to draw it in so it weaves through the other pieces.   STEP 8. Keep drawing the knot's lining until until a half heart is drawn on the other side. Be sure to keep locking them together by drawing a weaving action.   STEP 9. For the last drawing step, draw out the other side of the Celtic heart knot, and then you are done. There is no guidelines to erase because they where all used or incorporated with one another.   STEP 10. Here is what the drawing looks like when you are all done. Now all you have to do is either color it in, or leave the drawing as a sketch. Great work everyone!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10.