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How to draw chains

Since the Middle Ages, chains have been used to make jewelry, to decorate clothing, or to indicate rank or office. Other chains were used to connect anchors to ships, connect wagons or other vehicles, lift heavy objects, or restrict access to objects or places. Even if you keep the chain in metallic greys, you can add some wonderfully vibrant colors to the mix by coloring the background and extra details nicely and brightly. Chains are used both literally and figuratively in songs like Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools and Sam Cook’s Chain Gang.

A chain image may look deceptively simple, but it can be harder than you think when it comes to connecting them.