How to Draw a Mohawk


The mohawk hairstyle is a style in which the entire head is shaved bald except for a strip of hair in the middle, extending from the forehead back. The original mohawk is derived from the way the Iroquois Indians wore their hair. Modern versions of the hairstyle often feature wild colors and vary in length and height. Drawing a mohawk hairstyle is not difficult and can be accomplished even by a beginning artist.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Sketch a rough shape for the mohawk you want to draw. Mohawks can extend from the forehead to the back of the neck, or they can rest only on the top of the head. A mohawk can be cut low or stand up high. It can be even or pointy. Draw a rough version of the mohawk shape you want to draw by starting a line at the forehead and drawing it vertically, away from the surface of the head, then horizontally, toward the back of the head.

  • Sketch in the mohawk texture using short, angled strokes with your pencil. The strokes can be straight up and down, angled toward the back of the head or a mixture of both, depending upon the hair texture you want to achieve. Sketch these lines until you cover up the foundation drawing with which you began.

  • Blend the lines with your fingertip to take away the hard edges and give the mohawk a more natural hair appearance, then add color with color pencils. Natural colors or wild colors will work, depending upon how wild you want your mohawk to be.

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