Native American Drawings

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Sketch of Indian Chief

Pencil Drawing of Indian HeadClassical Pencil Drawing of Indian Head

Native American drawings have been around for hundreds of years from cave paintings to colorful patterns woven into clothing and rugs.

Learning to draw Native American symbols and icons is easy when you get the feel of how the artwork is constructed. Wide lines and minimal details are the foundation for a collection of Native American symbols that represent the earth, sky, animals and mankind.

The type of Native American artwork will vary from one culture to the next. However, what they all have in common is a sharp eye for attractive designs and an excellent use of vibrant colors.

Popular Native American Symbols
If you wish to create a Native American effect to your canvas or other smooth surface, there are a few symbols that everybody can recognize. These Native American icons have been found on artifacts and have become a popular branding for Native American art.

Mix and match your Native American symbols to create a spectacular effect on any art project that you have in mind. Here are just a few suggestions to get you headed in the right direction:

  • Kokopelli
  • Feathers
  • The Zia
  • The Howling Coyote
  • Thunderbird

Pattern Art Images
Weaving patterns and intricate bold borders are a popular form of Native  drawings used by the Hopi and Navajo tribes. Weaving and border art work can be found on a variety of surface types and are usually expressed with bright colors. Try your Native American pattern artistic skills on your favorite art medium to create a striking and culturally-rich art project.

  • Rugs
  • Pottery
  • Jewelry
  • Canvas

Creative Designs You Can Use
Native American symbols and art style uses clean and simple lines that tell a story about the artist, his or her community, and may also reflect a spiritual belief.

Learning to draw Native American icons and images can be a valuable asset to your growing artistic skills and set your drawings apart from the ordinary things in life. In addition to making a fine drawing on paper, your Native American art images are a popular form of creative expression for a variety of art projects. Transfer your images to customize:

  • Invitations
  • Greeting Cards
  • Decorate a photo album
  • Transfers for a T-shirt
  • Paint on pottery

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