Aztec Art Drawings

Explore Your Imagination

By Following The Aztec's

If you're looking for the ultimate in cool, creative art projects, Aztec Art Drawings may be just the ticket.

Why? Because these eye-catching drawings can be about anything you care to make them; thus opening up a whole new world of artistic possibilities.

To the Aztecs, art was far more than a fun, casual outlet for their design skills. It stood as a symbol of their culture. Aztec Art Drawings were made to honor Aztec gods and battles, but also to tell mythical stories and to mark everyday happenings in the lives of these complex people. When you look at an art piece from this era, you're pretty much reading an ancient history book that tells the story of a fascinating civilization.

So just as the Aztecs used their art to convey their background and accomplishments, you can do much the same thing when you create Aztec Art Drawings. First, though, you might want to get a sense of what these drawings looked like, so you can draw a work that looks genuine; that appears true and fitting to the time and place that you are trying to capture.

To this end, visit a local museum of ancient history, or maybe an art museum that has historical exhibits. Due to the popularity of the art form, most museums do offer exhibits of Aztec art; and you may wish to take along your notepad and sketch book, so you can record some of the traits that you will need to define and show in your own work.

If it's not possible to visit a museum, then pay a visit to the art or history teacher at your school, or leaf through a textbook that covers either of these two subjects. You are sure to find many interesting images to inspire you; plus your peers or teacher may be able to fill you in on interesting facts about Aztec history.

When it's finally time to sit down and try your hand at Aztec art, it's important to remember that most figures in Aztec art do not resemble the typical person you see walking down the street. And when drawing an Aztec figure, don't be afraid to 'go big;' draw a large square box for the figure's head, filling it in with wide, round eyes, a sizable nose in a triangular shape, and a broad, toothy mouth that should be drawn in flowing strokes.

Draw the body as big and muscular as you like; you might even use a poster of your favorite wrestler or action star as a model! And all clothes for your subject should be bright and ornamental; think long, flowing robes, jewelry and headpieces, colored any way you like. Unlike other, more traditional types of art, exaggeration is encouraged in Aztec drawings.

Aztec Art Drawings

When it's finally time to sit down and try your hand at Aztec art, it's important to remember that most figures in Aztec art do not resemble the typical person you see walking down the street. And when drawing an Aztec figure, don't be afraid to 'go big;' draw a large square box for the figure's head, filling it in with wide, round eyes, a sizable nose in a triangular shape, and a broad, toothy mouth that should be drawn in flowing strokes.

Draw the body as big and muscular as you like; you might even use a poster of your favorite wrestler or action star as a model! And all clothes for your subject should be bright and ornamental; think long, flowing robes, jewelry and headpieces, colored any way you like. Unlike other, more traditional types of art, exaggeration is encouraged in Aztec drawings.




 


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