How to Draw a Totem Pole

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STEP 1. Start this first step with a long rectangular shape and then add the sculptures facial guidelines.   STEP 2. Okay you will start sketching out the eagle face of the totem pole design. This is really easy to do even if it looks intimidating.As you can see the shapes and lines are drawn out very simply and easy.   STEP 3. Next draw the horn like ears for the eagle part of the totem pole and then draw out the eyes. Finish the shape of the wings and then you can move to the next step. You are doing great, just keep up the good work.   STEP 4. A totem pole is made from wood right? Well in order for your totem pole to look authentic, you have to detail it to look like wood. So what I want you to do is sketch out some small scratch lines on the top of the eagle's head and then on the ears. Once that is done you can start detailing the eyebrow portion of the totem pole and then detail the wings, face and beak.   STEP 5. All you have to do here is detail the wings and around the face of the eagle. Once that is done you can move to the next step. Remember since this is a tutorial that can be your own, you can design your totem any way you like.   STEP 6. You will start sketching out the second half of the totem pole as you see here. I like the way this part came out because it looks so authentic and creative. But like I said do what you fell more creative doing. All you really are drawing in this step is the poles design.   STEP 7. As you can see you are almost done with this lesson. What I want you to do next is start the third half of the totem by drawing out a set of teeth and then feet. You will also draw out the other shapes and lines to complete the design.   STEP 8. This is your last drawing step and just like step two, you will need to sketch out the detailing for the wood effect. Draw out the face of the bottom totem piece and then draw the nose and mouth. Next add some shading and then begin erasing the guidelines and shapes to complete your drawing.   STEP 9. This is what you should end up with once you are done. Color in your pole and you have completed this tutorial on "how to draw a totem pole step by step".   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9.