|Uploaded:||April 12, 2009|
|Updated:||April 12, 2009|
That was a fun lesson on how to draw dancing people wasn’t it? Let’s move to something more cool and exciting. I wanted to do another tutorial on a weapon and since I have really been getting into Native American culture, I figured I would do a lesson on how to draw a Tomahawk step by step. I know what you must be thinking “tomahawk…yes!” This is very popular tool and weapon that was used by Native Americans. These axe like tools were used by the Natives as a weapon. The word “tomahawk” comes from the Algonquin tribe which was translated into the English language back in the seventeenth century. The weapon is used as is being held by a hand, or it can be used as a thrown weapon. The tomahawk consists of an axe like top plate or "head". It only weighs between ten and twenty ounces and the blade or cutting edge is only four inches wide. The design of the head is sometimes often woven together with leather like material (usually the hide from an animal). They come in many different shapes, sizes and designs. A traditional tomahawk only has a two foot handle and consist of ash, maple or hickory wood. A typical looking tomahawk that you may imagine has either one or two feathers hanging and attached to the design and build. Real Indian tomahawks have detailed designing with feathers and wrapped handles. Tomahawks were originally made by Indian blacksmiths but when the Americans arrived and learned of the unique tool/weapon, large amounts of tomahawks were being produced throughout Europe and the U.S. This Indian weapon is really easy to draw. When you learn how to draw an Indian tomahawk step by step, you too will have a chance to create and decorate the weapon the way that you see fit. So have fun and make sure you rate and comment the tutorials because I would like to know what you think of them. Peace out!