how to draw a shaman, draw shamans

How to Draw a Shaman, Draw Shamans

Step 1.

Shamans and shamanism was a really important post in some (ancient) culture, they were the healers and mediators too in their clan, culture. Generally they were the contact with the spiritual world, but they hade more functions in their cultures. Besides the healing, they function were be the leading a sacrifice, preservind the tradition with storytelling and songs, the fortune-telling, guide of souls too. When you starting the draw about a shaman figure, you need some back info about them, that you know, what are you really want. It's not only for the shaman's style important, it's important for the shaman's personality too. Now, let's start the shaman figure drawing!

Step 2.

Now, let's see some types, variant of shaman clothes. It's depend of country and climate too, and always have some primitive, ancient line in the clothes style, as in the old culture, clans have shaman as the contact to the spiritual world. (Of course, in the modern times you can find countries, or groups too, where believe in the shamans. These are only some example, you can give fantasy elems (like in the WoW) or darker elems too to the clothes.

Step 3.

When they want to looks like more mysterious, or frightful, they wear masks. In the picture, you look some examples for the masks too. They can more difficult, or simple too. You don't need to draw well this part, because they didn't draw as Da Vinci too :) Maybe the most difficult in these masks the 6, but it's only because the animal skull and the feathers. The mask's design is depend of the country and the culture. If you want to draw a shaman with maks for exactly a culture, you should go and collect some information about the spot culture and build to the design. (Example: The maori's have unique tattoo style, so if you want a maori shaman her/his mask need from this style too.)

Step 4.

Now the shaman stuff, stick the next step. Here some example, but you don't need to give end of your creativity. What i write for the masks, it's true here too: If you want to draw in a special culture, you need to know the culture style too. You see here some frightful, or simple stick too, and the first have some fantasy element, so your choice what would you most like.

Step 5.

And the really important fixture for the shaman style: the drum. This is the most important thing to the ritual, when they start the contac with the spiritual world, when they beat a drum. It's generally the style of drums is simple, but some types have ornament and pictures too. You can draw runic writing, or simple lines, or more decorative pictures too, this is your choice. You see the drums in front and side view too, that you see, you have a really big area for your fantasy or ideas. And some example for the drumstick too (of course, the hands are the most simple drumstick! :))

Step 6.

And finally some poses with shamans. These poses like in the shaman ritual, when they contact with the spiritual world.

Step 7.

Draw the woman and man base with only lines and the main points. Now, you have a little harder work, becuase in this picture two character too with not same body.

Step 8.

Now, you can draw now the second base of human. You need decompose the body form to geometric planes, it's make easier for your drawing.

Step 9.

Draw the shape of his and her face (and the man's ear, because we see his profile side) and starting the headscarf's front line. Draw their eyes and eyebrows too.

Step 10.

Draw the main, base line of the noses and the mouths.

Step 11.

Now, draw the details of faces. Finish the eyes, noses, mouths, and the ears of man, and draw the pupils too.

Step 12.

Draw the headscarfs base form, and some headscarf's ornament too.

Step 13.

The next step is the headscarf's details, like the bones on the man's headscarf or a simple décor to the woman's headscarf.

Step 14.

Now, you can start to draw the torsos. So, draw the main base form of the torsos and arms.

Step 15.

Draw the muscle's body's forms lines, and the main lines, base form of the top clothes and gloves.

Step 16.

Now this step for the details of clothes, and gloves. Their clothes as if somebody srew in their injured body with cambric. But it's just a style of clothes, they don't injured. :)

Step 17.

Now draw the décor of clothes with some pearl and jewel. And now the torsos are done too!

Step 18.

The next is the underparts. Draw the main, base form of their clothes, and legs.

Step 19.

Draw the main lines of clothes, skirts and boots, and some body's line too, like the knees.

Step 20.

The under clothes's and the boot's style same like the top clothes. Draw these details too.

Step 21.

Now, the next step is the little details, like the bird skull of on little bag, or the jewels on the woman's skirt. This is the last step in the shaman drawing.

Step 22.

Your own shaman figure is done, both of them, now color them as you want! After that everything is your choice. I really like draw these figures with you, i hope, you too! Great work guys!

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Uploaded: July 13, 2011
Artist: NeekoNoir
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 22
Updated: July 13, 2011
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Artist comments

Welcome to the tutorial to draw a fantasy shaman. You can find a lot of tips about the shamans drawing with a lot of interesting thing, information too. I had fun creating this lesson and be sure to show me how you did!