how to draw a tiki tattoo

How to Draw a Tiki Tattoo

Step 1.

Start off with a circle then sketch in the facial guidelines.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the shape of the face along with the block like shape on top of the Tiki's head.

Step 3.

Use the facial guidelines to draw out the large almond shaped eyes, then add marks along the sides of the nose.

Step 4.

In this step, we will start at the base of the squared off section from the bridge of the nose and then draw in the hoop style nostrils. When that is done draw out the wide mouth in a frowning state.

Step 5.

Add in some gnarly square shaped teeth which are supposed to look like wood, then draw a trim line around the lips.

Step 6.

Give this Tiki face some rolls to form a double chin and sketch in the crease lines.

Step 7.

Detail the top portion of the head which small dash lines and then create shapes to form the horns.

Step 8.

For the last step you will need to erase the mistakes and guidelines then draw in the flames coming from the eyes, mouth and be sure to draw the flames as they flare.

Step 9.

Here is the line art when done. Now you can color in your Tiki tattoo design to really make it look cool.

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Uploaded: June 27, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: June 28, 2014
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For the summer months I just want to go out and find some activities to do like swim, go to markets on the sidewalks, have cookouts, hang out with friends and family, and at night maybe have a nice fire as I gaze up at the stars. Along with night time fires you have to like tiki torches so in honor of summer and tikis, here is "how to draw a Tiki tattoo", step by step. Actual tikis are wooden sculptures made from most Central Eastern Polynesian cultures. The one you see before you now is something I made up, but even though it's not too traditional it looks cool all the same. Drawing tikis is something that is exciting and fun as well as challenging. Enjoy this lesson folks and let me know what you think of the concept with feedback.

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