Dream Catcher Sketch

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A dream catcher or dreamcatcher can be the perfect subject for a Thanksgiving holiday art project. Apart from making an actual one, you can also try your hand at a nice and light dream catcher drawing; follow the step-by-step instructions and the job becomes much easier.

To draw a dreamcatcher, start by drawing a circle that will be the hoop. Next, draw a 16-sided polygon inside the circle so that the tips touch the circle you just drew. Then, draw a smaller 16-sided polygon inside the first and continue drawing polygons until you reach the center. Jul 2, 2020 - Explore Tracey Canline's board 'Dream catcher sketch' on Pinterest. See more ideas about dream catcher sketch, native american art, indian tattoo.

Step 1

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  • Use a compass and draw two neat circles with a common center, one inside the other, as shown in Picture 1.
  • Now make two straight lines across the diameter, making a 90° angle at the centre of the circles. Note how a small circle or ‘bead’ has been made to mark the center. Also make three smaller circles with a common center, attached to the larger hoop.
  • Now, fill the narrow space between the two large circles with tiny lines (Picture 2) to give it a woven or beaded look. Note the three larger ‘beads’ have been made

Step 2

How to Draw a Dreamcatcher Step 2

  • Check Picture 3 to start working on the woven net within the hoop. Use the straight line (across the diameter) drawn in the earlier step to draw a petal-like shape on the right side of the circle.
  • Now, draw two more similar petal-shapes as shown in Picture 4.

Step 3

  • Like you did to draw the first right side petal, use the line in the left half of the circle to draw a similar petal shape exactly opposite to the right one (Picture 5).
  • Next, check Picture 6 carefully to see how the same has been done to draw another petal keeping the line in the lower half of the circle as its axis. Make two more petals as you did in step 2. All the overlapping petals are creating a pretty impressive web, aren’t they?

Step 4

How to Draw a Dreamcatcher Step 4

  • At this point, it might look confusing, but look carefully (Picture 7) and you will see how the line in the upper half of the circle has been used to make a fourth, similar petal. Now make the last two petals to complete this fourth three-petal set.
  • Now, draw a small hoop at the top of the dreamcatcher, you know, the one used for hanging it. Also, make beaded hanging on its sides, as shown in Picture 8.

Step 5

  • See Picture 9 and adorn the rest of the lower hanging hoop.
  • Fill the smaller circles in the decorative hanging as shown in Picture 9 and then start working on a long feather from its lower end (Picture 10).
Dream Catcher Sketch

Step 6

How to Draw a Dreamcatcher Step 6

  • Complete the feather as shown in Pictures 11 and 12.

Step 7

Easy Homemade Dream Catchers

  • Follow the next pictures to draw some more feathers attached to the beaded lines made in step 4. These feathers are what will give your dreamcatcher a traditional look.

Step 8

How to Draw a Dreamcatcher Step 8

  • Make two more feathers on the right side and your drawing is complete (Picture 15).

Sketch Dream Catcher Drawing

Once the basic picture is complete you can experiment with further feathers, hoops and beads to make a more complex and elaborate dreamcatcher. Filling the feathers and the woven net with vibrant shades will also be fun.


Artist: Dawn
Date Added: April 13, 2009
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Description: So far today I have uploaded four drawing lessons and every one of them was awesome. Two days ago I submitted a lesson on how to draw an Indian tomahawk step by step. Now I knew that the tutorial was going be a big hit. But what I didn’t know was how people responded to the lesson by asking for more Native American tutorials. So out of request from several DragoArt members I will now show you how to draw a dreamcatcher step by step. The dreamcatcher is a one hundred percent handmade object made by the Ojibwa culture. It is designed and made to hang over the beds of young children to catch bad dreams and only let good dreams come through. Dreamcatchers are woven together using rings of willow that are usually round or tear drop shaped. They use a fiber called sinew which is a tendon taken from a cow or other forms of animal. They thread the willow with the sinew to make a net like web. Once the web is complete they tie in a series of feathers and beads which also aid to the capture of bad dreams. Real Indian made Dreamcatchers are not made to last. Instead they are supposed to decay and fall apart as the child ages and enters adulthood. Once a bad dream is caught by a dreamcatcher, they would disappear when the daylight enters the room that the child is sleeping in. The correct way to hang a dreamcatcher should be over the sleeping head of an individual like a child and nowadays even an adult. If the catcher hangs above the head, good dreams will easily pass through while nightmares are trapped within the woven web. Dreamcatchers of today have become more main stream and less spiritual. Instead of owning a dreamcatcher for what it’s originally made for, people buy them to decorate their homes, cars, and other places they think would make a nice decoration at. I had a lot of fun drawing out this Native American object because I got to really use my imagination. Learning how to draw a dreamcatcher step by step is a fun way to color and design your very own concept of this age old object brought to use by the Ojibwa people. Have fun and stay tuned for more upcoming fun.