Tutankhamun (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1333 BC – 1324 BC. Tutankhamun was nine years old when he became pharaoh and reigned for approximately ten years. In historical terms, Tutankhamun’s significance stems from his rejection of the radical religious innovations introduced by his predecessor Akhenaten and that his tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered by Carter almost completely intact — the most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found. In this lesson we focus on symmetry (each side looking the same) and about how the Egyptian artist created proportions for the head. This lesson can be a good supplement to a history lesson on Egypt.
Step #1: Draw light guidelines down the middle and across the center of the page. Draw a large “U” in the middle that is centered on the vertical guideline. A line closes the top, and another parallel line is added below.
Step #2: Draw the eyes, nose mouth and ears. Notice that King Tut’s eyes are very high on the face. A key addition to making the Egyptian look is to add the lines on the outside of the eyes as shown below.
Step #3: Draw neck lines below the head, and a headpiece that curves in at the bottom. Stripes are added to the headpiece. Try to do your best to make a symmetrical copy on the other. Use a Sharpie permanent markers to trace all the lines.
Step #4: Draw the details of the mask, like the shoulder and headpiece. You can add border and your own touches. Have fun and be creative.