Dragon Drawing - Step By Step Guide With Pictures

Dragon drawing - Step by Step

Drawing a wild dragon is a challenge, but with the right template and a little practice, anyone can capture such a magnificent mythical creature on paper. This step-by-step guide shows you what to look out for and how best to go about it.

For the drawing you will need a pencil, an eraser, an eraser-proof dark drawing pencil and suitable colors according to your personal taste.

Dragon drawing - Step by Step

Step 1: Head, back and tail

Using a circle and a sinuous line, sketch the head and torso of the kite. Use a thin pencil for this.

Dragon drawing - lesson

Step 2: Chest and torso

Broaden the body shape into a strong torso and let it taper out at the back into a sinuous tail.

Dragon drawing - Step by Step Guide

Step 3: Snout, limbs & wings

Now roughly sketch the open mouth, the wings and the legs. Make sure that the posture is natural. Use small circles to represent the joints where the legs are bent. Indicate the claws already here.

How to Draw a Dragon - Step by Step

Step 4: First permanent contours

Now grab a drawing pencil and draw the torso and head neatly. Add the first details to the head and add nostrils and eyes.

Dragon drawing - Step by Step

Step 5: Final shape of the head, wings and extremities

Complete the body with the drawing pencil and draw the dragon's legs, wings and spiky collar.

How to Draw a Dragon - Step by Step

Step 6: Finer points

Work out more details like teeth, comb and fine details of the wings.

Dragon drawing - Step by Step

Step 7: Removing the guides

Carefully erase the underlying pencil drawing and all guide lines and add final details like flames and skin scales.

How to Draw a Dragon - Step by Step

Step 8: Coloring

In the last step you can color your kite. If you like, you can also work with hatching to achieve a three-dimensional effect through the shadow and make the kite look even more realistic.

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