Anyone in Star Wars Club will be aware of what the Jedi symbol is because of the badges! I’ve had a request to do a post about how to draw the symbol itself so have tried to break it down into step-by-step instructions. Hopefully should be easy to follow and adapt however you want it to!

The Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy and their symbol reflects this- wings and a guiding light representing the light side. The light can also represent a lightsaber which is the weapon of the Jedi. The symmetry of the symbol can also represent balance and unity which the Jedi try to promote in the chaos of the galaxy.

The first thing you need to do is to draw a perfect circle IN PENCIL. A lot of these guidelines will be rubbed out afterwards so make sure you don’t press too hard. Then you need to draw a straight line down the middle of the circle and add two dots equal distance apart from the line near the bottom of the circle. You can join these dots to the top of the line to make the point of light.

It starts to get a bit more tricky now but don’t worry- it doesn’t need to be perfect and you can rub out as much as you need to. About a quarter of the way down from the top of the spike, add two dot equal distance away from the middle line and about a third of the way out towards the circle. Then draw a curved line linking the dots to the bottom of the spike.

Then you’re going to add two dots on the top of the circle about level with the dots you’ve just joined, and connect them to the first set of dots in another curved line. This is starting to form the wings! Next, you need to add two more dots just below and further out than the first set of dots and join them to the top set of dots in another curved line.

Don’t worry if it’s not exactly even- you’re a human, not a droid! Add another set of dots on the circle somewhere between the sets of dots you already have and join it upwards with another curved line. Then you can add yet another set of dots further down, join them with a curved line and add one last set of dots on the edge of the circle about a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the spike. Join it upwards and then add one last curved line downwards along the bottom of the circle to join.

That’s the basic structure of the Jedi symbol! Now you can add detail to the light- put a dot about a quarter of the way up the spike and add two more dots about halfway between the spike and the wings. Make them into two small spikes then do the same diagonally on each side so you end up with six mini spikes in total. This is the guiding light!

Then you can customise it however you want! I went over the outline with black pen and rubbed out the pencil guiding lines, then shaded it in rainbow. But it’s up to you how you want to decorate it!