Supplies and Explanation Supplies12” x 18” white paper Tempera Paint Watercolor Paint American Indian headdresses were not Oil Pastels as common as we might believe. Only a Scissors few American Indian tribes wore them. There wasText different styles a couple depending on the tribe. No matter the style, each feather was earned by bravery and only worn by men.
Drawing an Indian Chief in Profile Step 1Draw a dot in the uppermiddle part of the paper.Draw a nose and a chin. *Hint* The nose resembles acurved, upside down #7.
Step 2Starting at the top of the nose, draw a rectangle. Leave some space on the end, you want to save room for feathers.
Step 3Draw a circle at the end of the rectangle. Drawfeathers. Remember each feather representsbravery. Notice how manyfeathers my Indians have.
Step 4Go back to the face andadd mouth and a neck.
Step 5 Draw the shoulders byplacing your pencil on the bottom corner of thepaper and draw a cur vedline up towards the neckand down the other side.
Step 6 Add final details. Add atriangle around the eye dot to emphasize the eye. Add decorative elements to the shirt. Add an eyebrow and war paint stripes under eye.
Add Color Using oil pastels or paint to color Indians. When finished out line everything with a black oil pastel.
Feathers on painted paper Making painted paper is one of many students favorite things to do. You paint paper with 1 color and then add different colors by dripping, painting lines or dots and then add texture by using brushes, texture tools or even forks. When dry, cut out feathers using a tracer and outline with a black oil pastel. We made awesome painted spiders for Halloween and I saved the extra painted paper for this project. Glue feather on top of the head band.
Final StepThe last step is to water color the background.