How to Draw a Teepee

Artist: Dawn / April 8, 2009

Step 1.

Well as you can see all you will have to do for the first step is draw a big triangle shape for the teepee. Move down a bit and then draw a smaller version that is off to the left instead of being in the middle. Add the one pole line on top of the ti   

Step 2.

Now that you have the shape of the tepee drawn out you will now learn how to draw the loose shape of the teepee as you see here. Now you will draw the tepee door flaps which kind of look like curtains in a window. Draw more teepee poles which hold up   

Step 3.

This is your last drawing step on how to draw a tepee. All you have to do is draw a rip or tear on the animal skin made house and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your drawing.

Step 4.

This is how your tipi should look when you are done. If you want you can decorate your new Native American home with some awesome designs that you would see on a painted teepee. I had a lot of fun teaching you how to draw a teepee step by step. Join    

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: April 8, 2009
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Description: Indians or Native Americans have influenced America since the beginning formation of the United States. Not only have we learned from them like planting crops, growing vegetables, fight, and so forth, we also learned about their way of living and how they used to survive on the land. We all know that houses are built from wood that great trees provide, and on those houses we have windows, doors and even chimneys. But the Native Americans used to live in something much different. This tutorial is going to teach you how to draw a Teepee step by step. A teepee is what Indians lived in and they did not have square fancy windows or rectangular doors with knobs. Instead they had triangle shaped homes with an opening on the top to let smoke and air in. Inside of the teepee Indians make and light small fires to keep warm and to tell stories around a circle. There are a total of three ways that one can spell this Native American structure. The first is what I have been spelling which is teepee, the second is tepee, and the third way to spell it is tipi. No matter how you choose to spell it they all mean the same thing. Teepees were usually made from animal skin by the Great Plains Indians. One of the great things about the teepee is that it could easily be disassembled when tribes needed to pack up and move to another location. Despite the tipiโ€™s simple design, it really did provide warmth, and comfort as well as keeping natives dry when it would rain. Another really cool thing about the tepee was the way it kept cool when the summer months were hot and scorching. Each teepee from different tribes were designed and built differently from one and other. A few tribes like the Lakota and Sioux, would move every so often to follow the buffalo to gather meat, and hide that they needed, and the great thing is they never took more than they could use. Anyways I drew this tipi in a very simple way so that anyone can learn how to draw a teepee step by step. If you want you can add some Indian like designs, or you can leave it plain. I will be back in a while with more drawing fun so stay tuned guys.