how to draw a native american warrior

How to Draw a Native American Warrior

Step 1.

Okay are you ready? You will start this first step by drawing some guidelines and shapes to form a foundation for the Indian head and wolf headdress. Start by drawing the side of the head which is a circle and then a blocky face structure. You will then draw two more circle shapes for the wolf headdress as shown and then add the facial guidelines, and hair and feather lines as seen.

Step 2.

Now as you can see this step looks some what intimidating. But don't turn away cause I know you can do it. You will start by sketching in the shape and structure of the Native Americans face first by sketching the outline of the forehead, nose, mouth and chin. Next draw the nose and head shape of the wolf headdress and make sure you make the lining of the fur and hair look nice and wavy as seen here. Once that is complete you will then start sketching out the left side of the feather.

Step 3.

You are on your thirst step and you know what that means right? Yes, you are almost done. First start sketching out some detailing and definition with the wolf headdress by making the fur look busy and flowing. Then color inside the nostril and add the shape of the eyes. You will then start sketching the Indian warrior's face details and definition by adding some wrinkle or age lines and then the lining for his cheeks and eye. Once that is done you can start sketching in the strands of his long whit hair and finish off the feather.

Step 4.

Well this is your last drawing step and what you will be doing is finishing off the Native American by sketching the eyebrow and shading it in as well. You will then give this warrior an eyeball and pupil and then start detailing the wolf headdress by adding definition to the fur and ear. Add more detailing to the Indian's hair and start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 5.

Well this is what your sketch should look like when you are done. All you will need to do is add some shading as seen here and then color him in. You have just learned how to draw a Native American Warrior wearing a wolf headdress step by step. I will be back in a bit with more so stay tuned kiddies.

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Uploaded: October 24, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 24, 2008
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Artist comments

Well I am back with some more cool looking tutorials and I figured I would fill up the tattoo section quite a bit. Since these four tutorials are going to be on tattoo art, there really isn’t too much to say to fill up the description area. All I can tell you is that I wanted to draw some really cool designs that I see on people where I am from. And because I live in the city there is a lot of different types of tattoos that men and woman have on their bodies. This next lesson will show you how to draw a Native American Warrior head step by step. Now this is a pretty common design that I see on mostly men and there is usually some kind of meaning behind the art. As you know Native Americans where very spiritual people that that believed all living things are gifts from the mother land. I really do admire these people; they have such a distinctive innocence behind their faces. My father’s great grandmother actually lived on a reservation which is pretty cool because that means I have some kind of Indian blood running through my heart. Anyways I hope you like this design I think it came out awesome. With this lesson you will see how easy it is to draw a Native American Warrior step by step. All you have to do is follow the instructions and steps, and you too will soon be on your way to a spiritual path. This tattoo design is sweet and I will be back with three more tutorials so stick around people there is more on the way.