How to Draw A Dragon

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a dragon in ten easy steps! In fact, for this drawing lesson, we will focus on the head of this feared animal!

Drawing a good-looking head of a dragon is a very nice challenge! Since we don't really have a clue of what a real dragon might look like, imagination and creativity are necessary to create a head that will look realistic and plausible!

Step 1


First, draw a circle to create the top of the head of your character. Then, add a rectangle to form the top of the jaw. Like you can see on the image above, I did not draw a perfect rectangle. The top part on the left should be drawn inside the shape so that it does look more like a triangle!

Step 2


Next, you will sketch the bottom part of the jaw by adding a square below the head. When you are done, draw a rectangle just below your square to illustrate the rest of the mouth.

Step 3


Continue working on your dragon by drawing three rectangles to form the neck.

Step 4


Finally, add two triangles on top of the head to form the horns. You can also add triangles on the neck of the dragon to create a more frightening character!

Step 5


Now that we are done with basic shapes, it's time to refine our character in order to learn how to draw a dragon that will look ferocious and impressive to a younger audience! The first step is to refine the outline of the head and the neck!

Step 6


When it's finished, do the same for the all triangles available on your drawing!

Step 7


Now the fun part begins! Add the eye, the teeth and the nose of the character. You can also complete some parts like the jaw by adding a subtle line on the junction of the head and the neck!

Step 8


Add more details on your character's head by sketching some lines on the neck. You can also add a small shadow on each upper teeth and draw a pupil on the eye!

Step 9


Time to add some colors! I've decided to make my dragon green, but you can always choose to color your animal brown or grey. You can even use orange or red if you prefer! It's up to you!

Step 10


Finally, my favorite part: adding shadows! It's not easy to create nice-looking shadows! The best way is to observe and try to figure out how the light is working on your subject!

So now you have it! You now know how to draw a dragon from the neck to the top of the head! Good luck and don't forget to practice very often!

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